Safe Haven

Full Name
Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms

What is a safe haven? What role should they play in an investment portfolio? Do we use them only to seek shelter until the passing of financial storms? Or are they something more? Contrary to everything we know from modern financial theory, can higher returns actually come as a result of lowering risk? Safe Haven answers these questions and more. Investors who heed the message in this book will never look at risk mitigation the same way again.

Praise for Safe Haven

“Clear, logical and persuasive, Safe Haven is highly recommended for all students of the markets—novice and professional. Spitznagel masterfully builds from first principles, establishing the role risk mitigation ought to play in investment portfolios and provides a simple yet practical framework to identify and analyze said Safe Havens.”

Harshal Chaudhari, Chief Investment Officer, General Electric Pensions

“Properly priced insurance against big investment losses can increase the expected compound growth rate of both insurer and insuree. It is a widely overlooked free lunch. Mark Spitznagel, a leading long-term practitioner, shares his insights from analyzing this extremely counterintuitive idea.”

Edward Thorp, Author of Beat the Dealer and A Man for All Markets