Profile of the Week

Ignatius L. Smetek, president and chief investment officer, Arcatur Capital Management LLC

Name: Ignatius L. Smetek

Title: President and chief investment officer

Company: Arcataur Capital Management LLC

Family: Nancy (wife), sons Danny (14) and Sam (12)

City of Residence: Brookfield

What’s new at your company? “We were recently notified of being named a 5 star recipient for client satisfaction for investment managers through an independent survey of southeastern Wisconsin.”

What are the most interesting issues you work with clients on? “Communication and execution of a sound investment plan to achieve their goals. With the difficult economic environment our clients have been grateful for our discipline and integrity.”

What is the most difficult or challenging project you’ve been involved with? “Financial markets always offer exciting challenges, but our successful history is based upon looking for opportunity while most are focused on risk, or looking for risk when the crowd is focused on opportunity. 

What was the funniest moment of your career? “Bumping into Donald Trump in the men’s room after a meeting and needing to explain to him how the motion-activated faucets on the sink worked.”


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