Our work ethic, attention to detail, and passion for the business – characterized by customer service, minimizes the clients’ involvement with processing and paperwork and has helped us enjoy a strong client retention ratio in the commercial loan broker arena.
The Financial Compound logo, “aleph to the root of pi” shown below, challenges us to pursue creative and innovative solutions to real estate finance problems, which is the basis of our brokerage business. Our pursuit of this knowledge has benefited our clients in the form of financing costs and transaction structuring.
More about our logo: Financial Compound believes that in order to stay abreast and a step ahead of the capital providers’ preferences it is important to understand the mathematical aspects of the real estate capital markets, sometimes using a different notation such as aleph and pi.
Aleph is a math symbol used to express the cardinality, or size, of infinite sets as pioneered by Georg Cantor, a prolific mathematician in the late 1800s. The cardinality of a set of 3 people at a dinner table is 3, and the cardinality of the set of 100 people at a movie theater is 100. Cantor discovered that infinite sets can have different cardinalities.
Pi is an irrational number. It’s the relationship between the area and radius of a circle, equal to approximately 3.14159… with digits continuing forever and never repeating a pattern. One cannot point to pi on the number line. We can point to a rational number very close to pi, such as 3.1416, but we can never pinpoint pi or any other irrational number.
One of Cantor’s set theory conclusions is that there must be an infinitely greater amount of irrational numbers compared to rational ones, as there is always an infinite amount of space for numbers between any two points on a number line, no matter how close together they are. Yet mathematicians have only discovered limited amounts of irrational numbers to-date. Some mathematicians have driven themselves crazy searching for the next irrational number. So let us not get carried away thinking about it for too long. Financial Compound uses a subset of our logo for its marketing materials in part to symbolize the hidden nature of many financing solutions. By studying and working on our clients’ transactions tirelessly, Financial Compound is often able to discover a hidden and creative financing solution.
What is the pieth root of aleph? Financial Compound thinks it’s approximately the cubed root of aleph, which is equal to about aleph. What do you think? We celebrate pi day on 3/14 or the closest business day to 3/14, and you are invited to join us in our office for some pie, the traditional food for pi day.