By the age of 30, Daniel Rasmussen had followed his father’s advice for success repeatedly: Focus and excel in the areas less explored — in niche specialties. Achieving success first through sports (rowing) and then as an author (19th century American South), Dan founded his own hedge fund in 2014 focusing on out-of-favor stocks with difficult balance sheets — a combination other firms usually dismiss. So, when Dan was first introduced to First Republic, he quickly recognized the Bank’s distinctive business model too. Inspired by the true client-first service model, Dan moved his personal and business accounts to First Republic. And today, Dan happily refers his family and friends to the Bank he trusts.