Paul Saunder’s Sound Advice For Funding Your Business

Funding is one of the first concerns one has when a brilliant idea for a new business arises. Money will not just start falling from the trees in response to your inspiration. At least not in a literal sense.

James River Capital’s founder, Paul Saunders’ passion for finance has been lifelong and is what led him to the University of Virginia where he earned his B.A and to the University of Chicago where he earned his M.B.A. Since then his career roles have included investment banking and stock trading. His work includes time at Warburg Paribas Becker’s Corporate Finance Department as well as A.G. Becker’s Commodity Department.

Saunders acquired the firm, KP Futures Management Corp. in 1995 after serving as president. Prior to this, he was Kidder, Peabody, and Company’s Director of Managed Accounts and Commodity Funds. In 1995, after the acquisition, Paul Saunders renamed the company James River Capital. and restructured it as an independent investment firm.

James River Capital is based in Richmond, Virginia. Its focus includes fixed-income arbitrage, corporate credit, equity strategies, multi-strategy investing, and managed futures trading, among other asset classes. It is registered with the CFTC as a Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor. With the SEC it is registered as an Investment Advisor. The firm has been successful for more than two decades.

Matched by Paul Saunders’s passion for finance is his passion for philanthropic work. His wife Vicki, to whom he has been married for 39 years, shares this passion. Together they launched the Saunders Family Foundation. This organization supports other charitable foundations.

As well, Paul Saunders personally gives back with advice to young entrepreneurs in need of funding their ideas. He understands the challenges and encourages them to realize that there is a wealth of options available. These are options such as personal savings, business loans, and angel investors to name a few. As he has been successful, you too can have prosperity and success by finding a way to fund your business.

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