What makes a great investment advisor? A degree in finance and economics certainly helps. But successful investment advisors need more than just a formal education. They need the innate qualities of curiosity and relentlessness as well as the ability to think about what’s next without losing track of what is now. Danilo Diaz Granados has all those qualities. Granados is a Venezuelan-born business genius that got a degree in economics from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Granados doesn’t call himself a genius, however. But his clients that listen to his investment advice call him one.
Granados moved to Miami after graduation, and he landed a job with Firemen Capital Partners as an associate investment advisor. It didn’t take long for Danilo to show his initial clients his investment knowledge, and it didn’t take long for that list of Latino investors to grow. Latino investors liked his ideas and wanted to do more business with him. Granados was a natural when it came to finding the right investments for his clients. Granados have the ability to listen and then advise, and those abilities enhanced his reputation and his credibility.
But even though Miami was an economic boom town, the retail segment of that economy overlooked the wealthy Latinos that had lots of money but not enough time to shop around to spend it. Granados listened and watched his friends try to buy expensive items, but time got in the way and time was money to them. Danilo talked to friends about the void in the Latino retail market, and thanks to their input he decided to start a company called, Toys for Boys. Toys for Boys offered wealthy Latinos expensive products in one place. The elite Latinos that were pressed for time, not money, could visit his location and but exotic cars, expensive Swiss watches, Italian suits and shoes and other items they couldn’t find in Miami or anywhere else. His Toys for Boys idea was a hit, so Danilo decided to start a film company called Edge of Glory Films that documents Latino life. His Latino film adventure is still unfolding, but the potential is enormous thanks to his talent and his desire to succeed. Be sure to follow Danilo on social media, including his Twitter @DaniloDiaz_G1, and his Instagram.