At Accrete, we’re focused on making capitalism more inclusive. But what does that mean?
The wealth to income ratio is steadily rising all over the world – not just in any one country. According to economist Thomas Piketty, that’s how we know that wealth inequality is built into capitalism. The wealthy are getting wealthier, widening the gap between the haves and have-nots.
The most glaring aspect where this comes into play is the almost limitless access that the wealthy have to private investment opportunities, along with a much more advantageous tax structure. Effectively, the lower and middle classes have been forced to play a tougher game with one hand tied behind their back, while the wealthy and elite have had both hands available to play a much easier game.
On top of that, the crucial aspect that is often overlooked is that most people outside of the super-wealthy don’t have the liquid assets available to make those large investments for more lucrative private market opportunities.
With all of this in mind, it’s obvious to us that something needs to change. Here at Accrete, we see the issue coming down to access.
We’re working on making inclusive capitalism possible by providing greater access to invest in alternatives and private market opportunities, which are typically more lucrative than investments in the public market. At Accrete we believe that everyone deserves a piece of the future. We believe the future of private and alternative investments shouldn’t be concentrated among a few names and institutions but shared amongst the many.