John Rutledge

Chief Investment Strategist,


About John

Dr. John Rutledge is chief investment strategist of Safanad, a global principal investment house, and a member of its Investment Committee, directing investments in private equity, real estate, and marketable securities. Dr. Rutledge wrote the Business Strategy column for Forbes magazine for more than a decade and was a regular cast member of Forbes on Fox for many years. He is a senior research fellow and clinical full professor at Claremont Graduate University where he teaches Complexity economics and finance and chairs dissertations. He is a member of the board of directors of several privately-owned companies including Global School Management, Pansophic, Early Learning Academies, and Element Critical data centers. Dr. Rutledge has had a long career in private equity investing and served on many boards of directors. He is the founder of Rutledge Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on US middle market companies, where he led more than 30 leveraged buyouts.

John's Articles

Attendees at The World Money Show greeted our keynote speakers with enthusiasm and hope that their words would help them prepare for a new cycle of investing. And they weren’t disappointed!
I first had the opportunity to listen to John Rutledge, chairman of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Rutledge Capital, at a Money Show event last year, where I was—at the same time—amazed and scared to death!
John Rutledge, chairman of Greenwich, Conneticuit-based Rutledge Capital, casts a wide net, shedding light on the global recession as well as upcoming opportunities around the world.
Global diversification was the theme at this year’s Las Vegas Financial Advisors Symposium. Crowds of advisors attended workshops and panel discussions that focused on specific recommendations for how to expand their clients’ portfolios globally, as well as advice for growing their practices. Here is just a small sample of the offerings:

John's Videos

Dr. John Rutledge will explain why economics did such a bad job and give you a simple framework for understanding these massive asset-market disruptions. He will explain where we are today, and help you understand what to expect in the post-pandemic years ahead. And he will give you the five simple disciplines behind his investment strategy today:
  • Investors need to leave their emotions at the door.
  • You should forget GDP and focus on asset markets.
  • Financial crises are when you make all the money.
  • You should stay invested in core companies and hold plenty of cash.
  • Follow the first four disciplines, turn off your TV, put down your phone, and spend time with your family.