Wall Street Transcript | Preserving Wealth by Avoiding the Permanent Impairment of Capital

Kimball Brooker Jr. and Sean Slein discuss First Eagle Investment Management, LLC and the Global Income Builder Fund. A multi-asset strategy, the Global Income Builder Fund was created in response to the repression of yields after the financial crisis, when investors were looking for a vehicle to generate income that used a value-based approach. Through the fund, Mr. Brooker and Mr. Slein aim to generate attractive returns and preserve wealth, which to them means avoiding the permanent impairment of capital. There are two ways that Mr. Brooker and Mr. Slein protect against impairment: One is valuation, and the other is flexibility.

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