February 01, 2018
by The Team at Fourth Street
Fourth Street would like to congratulate Adam Dietz on his promotion to Associate Consultant. Adam was hired as a Financial Analyst in June of 2014 after graduating from Xavier University. In his three and a half years with the firm he has proven to be a quick study and very motivated. Fourth Street is proud to have Adam on the team. Congratulations Adam!
Read the Q&A below to learn more about Adam.
- What was the first job you ever had?
The first job I ever had was as a summer camp counselor for a day camp. It was a fun first job which involved playing sports, card games and entertaining kids ranging in ages from eight to thirteen. At times it did not feel much like a job but taught me a great deal about responsibility. One of the biggest highlights of working there is that I never lost a one-on-one game of basketball to any of the campers.
- What’s your favorite financial or investing book, and why?
Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment by David F. Swensen. I was not very familiar with the institutional consulting industry when I started at Fourth Street out of college. Most of my market knowledge was developed picking stocks in the D’Artagnan Capital Fund at Xavier. This book was a good introduction to institutional investing, the different asset classes to understand, and the mindset when constructing a portfolio. Although Fourth Street’s and my own investment philosophy may differ from Swensen’s in some areas, this book was a good starting point for me in the industry.
- What’s your favorite part of working so close to downtown Cincinnati?
I love that I can walk to good restaurants and events that are downtown without having to deal with driving and the traffic. When the all-star game was held in Cincinnati a few years ago I remember how awesome it was to be able to walk across the Roebling Bridge during lunch or after work and go to all the events.
- What is your favorite sports team?
I have been a huge Xavier basketball fan since I was about 10. This started in 2004 when my older sister enrolled at XU. This happened to be the first year the Muskies advanced to the Elite Eight – so I was immediately hooked. Since 2007 my family has had season tickets and I also attended XU so I have been lucky enough to go to the majority of the home games in the last ten years.
- What is your biggest accomplishment?
I feel like earning this promotion to Associate Consultant is one of the biggest accomplishments of my professional career. Passing my series 65 last year and graduating Cum Laude from Xavier as a double major were both very gratifying but earning the trust and confidence of the Fourth Street team has been my biggest accomplishment. I look forward to building on my early success at the firm and accomplishing much more in the future.