Hi! I’m Luis. After spending over 15 years in corporate finance and treasury at multinational companies executing complex capital markets transactions, I figured I could attempt to share some of my learnings… and explain them in plain English (a.k.a. explain like I’m five)
I will cover several of the financial products and concepts that everyone pretends to understand when meeting with bankers and their 100-page pitchbooks prepared for 45-minute conversations. I will also provide templates, checklists, models, or sketches that may help you take your team to the next level.
At the end of the day, there are two principles that govern all financial concepts:
- Time value of money
- The risk-return relationship (no free lunch being an instance of this principle)
On the personal finance side, I will explore tools and strategies available to the retail investor and report my findings. And, of course, there are those random topics for your distraction.
7fin.org is an experiment that begun in January 2018 as a way to motivate two close friends to start their own blogs. Their sites are way more fun than corporate finance and treasury.
November 2021 update
Okay, I hit the pause button for the last couple of years, but I’m back.
No better time to be back than now.
The peaceful days of 2018 are long gone. Nowadays I’m learning how to squeeze droplets of time out of the crevices of rookie parenthood thanks to this little fella.