TVCM Presents: What's Next Aileen?
April 27, 2018
What's Next Aileen?
Economic War Room
Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, is founder and CEO of Cross Consulting and Services, LLC, DBA, Freeman Global Investment Counsel, an Investment Advisory firm serving High Net-Worth Clients and Institutional Investors. The firm operates under Freeman Global Holdings, LLC , a specialty consulting firm that has served a variety of clients interested in Kevin Freeman’s unique understanding of the global capital markets. The firm began operations in 2004.
Prior to establishing his own firm, Kevin Freeman wrote a business plan for Sir John Templeton in 1990 and helped build the Templeton Private Client Group from inception, ultimately leading the firm as Senior Managing Director. During his decade-long tenure, he served as Senior Associate Portfolio Manager, developed and managed the Portfolio Consulting Group, and co-developed and managed the Portfolio Operations Group. Under his leadership, the firm raised and managed nearly $2.5 billion.
Kevin Freeman is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the issues of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism. He has consulted for and briefed members of both the U.S. House and Senate, present and past CIA, DIA, FBI, SEC, Homeland Security, the Justice Department, as well as local and state law enforcement. His research has been presented in critical DoD studies on Economic Warfare, Iran, and Weapons of Mass Destruction presented to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence. He has traveled extensively with research trips to Russia and China and throughout Europe and the Americas. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a Contributing Editor to The Counter Terrorist magazine.
Kevin Freeman has been in the investment business since 1982, first as a research analyst for an advisory firm, then as author of his own investment newsletter. From 1990 through 2000, he helped develop and build the Templeton Private Client Group. From 2000 through 2003, he served as Chairman of Separate Account Solutions, Inc. He founded Cross Consulting and Services, LLC in 2004 and launched Freeman Global Investment Counsel in 2006
Kevin Freeman holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation (1997 to present)
Publications (partial list)
“Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack,” Regnery, Washington, DC, January 2013, 300 pages.
“Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again,” Regnery, Washington, DC, January 2012, 256 pages.
“Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses, Analysis of Twenty-First Century Risks in Light of the Recent Market Collapse,” June 2009. This 102-page report reviewed in detail the background and timeline of the 2008 market collapse and provides and supports a hypothesis that the collapse was a targeted result. The report identifies specific vulnerabilities that may have led to an economic attack. The report also provides detailed insight into potential suspects using a motive, means, and opportunity methodology. It further identifies future risks and provides specific policy recommendations designed to reduce those risks.
“Economic Warfare Threat Exposed by Recent Market Turmoil,” December 2008. This white paper was prepared for a group within DoD and had circulation among the defense and intelligence communities. It identified specific potential economic vulnerabilities and discussed the risks of financial terrorism.
“Investing in Separate Accounts.” McGraw-Hill; New York, NY, March 2002, 253 pages. This is the first book published for investors regarding the rapidly growing separate account industry. The book was co-authored with Erik Davidson. Back cover note from Sir John Templeton: “Kevin Freeman, as developer of the Franklin Templeton Private Client Group, built a wealth of experience and wisdom which he shares with you in Investing in Separate Accounts.”
Education and Affiliations
BSBA, Economics University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) 1983, graduated with highest honors and served as the school’s Rhodes Scholar nominee in 1983 (achieved state finalist distinction).
Senior Fellow – Center for Security Policy, Washington, DC
Co-founder and Chairman – The Adam Smith Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1989 – 1993, promoting entrepreneurship and investment education on college campuses. The Adam Smith Award for Individual Excellence in Free Enterprise has been presented to Sir John Marks Templeton, President Ronald Reagan; William F. Buckley, Jr., Dave Thomas, Steve Forbes, William E. Simon; Foster Friess; and Philip Anschutz among others. The work of the Foundation was placed at Hillsdale College in 1993.
Member – International Society of Financial Analysts, 1997 – 1998; Associate – Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, 1996 – present; Public Policy Expert (Economics) – Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, 1990 – 1992; Advisory Board – Liberty Institute, Plano, Texas, 2003 – present.
April 27, 2018 - Interview with Kevin Freeman at the Economic War Room
There is an untold war already underway that threatens America as a country and Americans as citizens. It is a cyber-economic war and few are prepared for it. If left ignored and unchecked, the results will devastate. But if informed and prepared, Americans will not only fight this war but also win it, preserving liberty and opportunity for future generations. Welcome to the Economic War Room.
Introducing, Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman, a digital media and weekly broadcast financial news show, that provides new market insights to the challenges America and Wall Street face today. As the investment community recognizes new forces of Geo political and economic change, our mission is to provide insights and updates allowing investment professionals, financial advisors and their clients to develop personalized financial solutions.
Why Now? Our way of life, free market economy, and American sovereignty, are all under threat. Now more than ever, there is a critical intersection of national security and economics. It all starts with financial warfare. Our enemies hope economic disruption will cause social panic, street riots, and political crises in America.
In the global economic war, Russia and China are both looking at ways to create new currency to replace the U.S. dollar and de-dollarization attempts have begun. United States market vulnerabilities have been identified. Cyber Warfare has escalated to the point where a single computer virus invasion becomes a new concept weapon. All the while, Washington continues to run up the US national debt clock, a bubble in student loans, food stamps, money printing, and rising health insurance costs. At the same time, labor force participation, workers share of the economy, and median family income have been flat or fallen.
As hard working Americans build their retirement savings, they are up against sophisticated financial tools that at times allow Wall Street and globalist institutions to profit over the less sophisticated investment money. Add political corruption, the corporate influence of government, and even recognized financial terrorism; many investors in the market are asking, “What should I do with my money?”
Despite the run up in the stock market to record highs, there is a fear an economic downturn driven by political, cyber, or other outside forces. Economic War Room’s goal is to shine the light of truth on these serious challenges, offer real solutions, and provide knowledge that can strengthen America's national security and economic infrastructure. The American experiment hasn’t failed. Rather, it was abandoned in the midst of success. Economic War Room will be our collective battle plan to return this nation to greatness, allow investors to adapt strategically, and provide peace of mind in a chaotic world.
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