The Recession-Proof Portfolio: Investing in Vice Companies

Published on
October 15th, 2020
Duration
47 minutes

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The Recession-Proof Portfolio: Investing in Vice Companies

The Interview ·
Featuring Catharine Dockery

Published on: October 15th, 2020 • Duration: 47 minutes

No matter how the economy is doing, people around the world continue to drink, smoke, gamble, and have sex. So, why not invest in vice industries? Catharine Dockery, founding partner of Vice Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund, invests exclusively in non-traditional companies that are typically avoided by investors and even prohibited due to vice clauses. She shares her investment philosophy, makes the case for harm reduction investing, and opens up about her journey as a woman in finance from Wall Street to VC. Filmed on October 7, 2020.