[Instrumental music begins playing. Marvin J. Schmidt is walking alongside his family who are in a horse-drawn cart. “The Schmidt Investment Group” registered logo is in the bottom left corner.]
[Voiceover by Marvin begins over Marvin continuing to walk and continues as images that represent natural disasters, war, terrorism, politics, legal affairs, commodities, and pandemic outbreaks are shown.]
From a very young age, I was always fascinated with about how the world of finance incorporated every aspect of life.
Natural disasters, war, terrorism, politics, legal affairs, commodities, pandemic outbreaks, all seemed to connect back to making or losing money.
[Picture of Marvin and his teammates from his high school basketball team, other pictures of Marvin when he was younger and present-day Marvin looking over mementos from his past.]
In junior high and high school, my basketball and volleyball teammates, they often teased me on our tournament road trips.
My first direct foray into the investment markets was when I was 17 years old.
During most of my university years, I decided I would sleep three times a week for five hours.
[Imagery of Germany is shown.]
In 1993, I worked in Germany on a student international management exchange for two large auto companies.
[Photos of Marvin’s ancestors are shown.]
However, for me, what has contributed the most to my approach of building out the Schmidt investment group comes from my family history.
[Music changes. The shot changes from black and white wartime footage to Marvin’s mom sitting, addressing the camera.]
The Russians then overcame us and lined us up and they were ready to shoot us.
[Black and white wartime footage continues then changes to Marvin’s dad sitting, addressing the camera.]
My dad, he said to him, if the Russians are coming, promise me that you will take my family out of Hungary.
[Marvin walks down a stairs, sits on a step, looking at old family photographs. Voiceover by Marvin continues.]
Although they were difficult beginnings for my family, it became my mission to simplify wealth for clients.
[Marvin looks out a window at his family passing by in the horse-drawn cart. “The Schmidt Investment Group” registered logo is in the bottom left corner. The screen fades to black while the logo remains. The words “To watch the full feature go to www.TheSchmidtInvestmentGroup.com” appear in the bottom right corner.]
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