Why This World-renowned Israeli Financial Adviser Is Worried About the Future

Avi Tiomkin, an adviser to some of the world’s largest hedge funds, has a grim economic forecast for 2022 – though he’s not concerned about inflation and knows where he’d put his money

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Avi Tiomkin. "The U.S. has 50 million people who receive food stamps from the government. One day, these people will rise up and rebel."
Avi Tiomkin. "The U.S. has 50 million people who receive food stamps from the government. One day, these people will rise up and rebel."

As someone whose name adorns the school of economics building at Reichman University (formerly the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya), you might expect Avi Tiomkin to sound statesmanlike. He is anything but.

His financial résumé includes being an angel in startup companies such as Dov Moran’s M-Systems and real-asset companies such as Bonjour, and serving as an adviser to some of the best-known hedge funds worldwide, including Caxton and Odyssey. In recent years he served as an adviser to Brevan Howard Asset Management, a hedge fund specializing in macro investments that yielded an 80 percent return last year.

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