Martin Weiss' Weiss Research, Inc. published the first issue of Safe Money Report in August 1977. After 24 years, Martin Weiss remains the Editor-in-Chief of the newsletter. Larry Edelson, who joined Weiss Research in 1995, is Managing Editor of Safe Money Report.
Safe Money Report has a long, successful history of its own, but its birth was the culmination of many years of experience.
Martin grew up virtually breathing and eating economics and investments, with a fabulous teacher - his father, Irving Weiss.
Irving advised people like Bernard Baruch, Joe Kennedy and several in the Eisenhower Administration. And he's the only person - as far as we know - who made a fortune in the great bear market of '29-32 ... and then lived to do it again in the Crash of '87.
As a teenager, Martin was the ghostwriter for his father's monthly newsletter, the Money & Credit Report. In college, at NYU, Martin pursued a liberal arts degree. He chose anthropology for his Ph.D., which he completed at Columbia University, specializing in economics and Japan.
While still pursuing his Ph.D., Martin founded Martin D. Weiss Research, Inc. to analyze financial institutions for clients. He later moved the company from New York to Florida and renamed it Weiss Research, Inc. and published Safe Money Report.
As part of his Ph.D. fieldwork, Martin traveled to Japan for two years, writing each issue from abroad while his father managed the day-to-day operations of Weiss Research. A Fulbright Fellow, Martin became the second American in history to join a Japanese brokerage firm. He founded and edited an institutional newsletter (Gaikoku Saiken Nu-su - Foreign Bond News) for the firm and advised their big clients - major banks and insurers - on their US bond investments, all while using the firm's employees and the corporate culture of Japan as the basis for his anthropological research.
Today, Weiss Research is just one-fourth of the Weiss Group. Martin has expanded the organization to include Weiss Ratings, Weiss Money Management, and the Weiss School.
Weiss Ratings has received accolades as the nation's leading source for accurate financial safety ratings of banks, savings and loans, and insurance companies. Weiss Ratings is the only major rating agency that receives no financial compensation whatsoever from the companies it rates. According to a recent study by the US General Accounting Office, Weiss is consistently more accurate than its competition, beating its closest competitor, A.M. Best by a margin of 3 to 1, while eclipsing S&P;, Moodys, and Duff & Phelps by even wider margins.
Weiss Money Management is a registered investment advisory firm, dedicated to managing investments for individual and institutional investors who seek safety and performance. It has assembled an investment management team with more than 100 years of combined experience to manage the assets for private individuals, pension plans, trust accounts, institutions, and investment companies. Weiss Money Management is committed to helping investors achieve their financial goals through a full range of investment services including individually managed accounts, mutual funds and one-on-one advice. The firm has approximately $800+ million under management and is growing rapidly as investors and savers seek higher returns with greater safety for their capital.
The Weiss School provides a warm and caring environment for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The curriculum and teaching style are designed to help all students succeed in developing the knowledge and skill they need to become independent thinkers. At the Weiss School, learning is transformed into an enjoyable, fulfilling experience. Each child develops the ability to communicate, assemble, and apply new knowledge, create ideas, and to reason.