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August 15, 2017

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TIGER 21, a peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth wealth creators, has expanded to include its first St. Louis group.

The group is TIGER 21’s 51st to date and will be chaired by investment management professional, Robert Tynes.

The expansion will introduce TIGER 21’s model to the region, including to people in Southern Illinois, affording area entrepreneurs and business leaders access to a community of peers whose knowledge and experience spans various industries and areas of expertise.

Via monthly group meetings, members enjoy a confidential forum in which to explore varied and pertinent topics such as investment strategy, wealth preservation, philanthropy, estate planning, health issues, and family governance issues.

To date, this dynamic has proven beneficial to wealth creators across North America and London: TIGER 21 currently has more than 500 members, who collectively manage approximately $51 billion in assets.

“St. Louis has a rich history of entrepreneurship, having served as the launchpad for some of America’s most iconic companies,” said Tynes. “In large part, its recent emergence as a hotbed of innovation has been spurred by a strong spirit of collaboration and mentorship among its business leaders. We look forward to continuing this tradition by connecting some of the city’s established success stories with the next generation of wealth creators to promote knowledge-sharing and drive progress.”

Tynes is currently managing director and principal at Gratry & Company, a registered investment advisor that serves institutional and high-net-worth investor clients. In his current role, he oversees all marketing and business development activities for the firm and is a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to joining Gratry, Tynes was a senior investment specialist at JPMorgan’s Private Wealth Management division in Chicago. He has also previously served as a product manager for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and as a national accounts manager for Ibbotson Associates.

“With a thriving startup scene and the burgeoning availability of capital, we are confident that St. Louis has tremendous growth potential as an economic hub,” added Barbara Goodstein, CEO of TIGER 21. “With his extensive experience in astutely managing wealth and investment strategies for high-net-worth individuals, in addition to his strong business leadership skills, Robert is undoubtedly well-equipped to spearhead our latest expansion efforts.”

Tynes earned a Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and a BSBA with an emphasis in Finance/Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia; he also holds the CFA Charter and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of St. Louis.

TIGER 21’s 500-plus members collectively manage personal assets of approximately $51 billion and over $115 billion in assets when assets managed for others are included. Members are entrepreneurs, investment managers, and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning, and family dynamics in the context of a unique community of peers. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Newport Beach, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, DC as well as international groups in, Calgary, Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. More information can be found at www.TIGER21.com.


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