The Oxford Club is a private, international network made up of several investors and entrepreneurs. Their goal is to help its members increase and maintain their finances. The Club has over 157,000 members in over 130 countries. The Oxford Club started out as a group called the Merchants and Brokers Exchange founded by Gary Scott. It was an organization for Westerners living abroad in Hong Kong to have discussions. The group would later be expanded into London.
William Bonner, a co-founder of the Oxford Club and founder of the Agora Club, originally named the organization the Passport Club in 1989. The name was changed in 1991 to reflect the changes in technology and pay tribute to the sensibility of the past. William Bonner’s goal for the Oxford Club was to create a private club for investors who were interested in finding opportunities worldwide and hope to find these opportunities through meeting others, and not from the mainstream sources. Every month, the Club researches new investment opportunities to shares with its members.
The Oxford Club has four investment strategies for its members: 1) a well thought out investment plan, 2) having an exit strategy available, 3) position sizing, and 4) being able to cut your investments.
1) Having a good investment strategy is being able to diversify stocks, sectors and risk levels. An investor should be able to bonds, commodities, options and alternative investments in their portfolio.
2) Members are encouraged to have an exit strategy well before they buy. It helps guarantee that your finances can be protected at all times.
3) Using a position-sizing strategy helps determine how much you should invest in a stock.
4) Ways to cut your investment costs include avoiding fund managers and tax collectors that give out large fees, as well as front-end and back-end load.