Adagio is a private investment company founded in 2005 by Managing Director Ben Summers. Adagio’s initial focus was investing in the New Urban communities along the Florida Gulf Coast and consulting to financial firms regarding real estate and energy matters. These activities uncovered new opportunities in residential real estate markets leading to Adagio developing its proprietary asset-based lending program. Adagio now engages in a full complement of investing activities through its development of liquidity management processes and discrete operating structures.
We focus on identifying and creating market specific profit opportunities – while recognizing that investment gains and losses aren’t realized in a vacuum, free from the effects of global economic turbulence and market irrationality. We also recognize the difficulties inherent in predicting these turbulences or a market’s return to rationality. As a result, we believe successful long-term investing demands proactive management of a portfolio’s risk/reward profile.
As an expression of these core principles, we manage our assets with a unique mandate: to rigorously select micro-level investment opportunities that meet our specific fundamental criteria while managing our exposures to macroeconomic trends. Through effective and efficient communication, planning and management, we strive to deliver exceptional results that meet the goals of our investors.
Adagio Institute is organized for the purpose of promoting education, athletics and the arts to serve as a foundation for cultural and socio-economic development. Further, we promote athletic, academic and artistic development as non-mutually exclusive.
Education: Adagio Institute underwrites and creates programs designed to improve individuals’ critical thinking and academic skills. Additionally, Adagio Institute underwrites and creates programs and business activities that apply innovation in the marketplace and improve overall quality of life.
Athletics: Adagio Institute underwrites and creates training programs, such as The Scholar Athlete Academy, that develop athletes from the youth level through the professional ranks while supporting their academic and contingency career goals.
Arts: Adagio Institute underwrites and creates programs to enhance awareness and appreciation of both visual and the performing arts. Performances, exhibitions and educational programs such as master classes by musicians, actors and artists are just a few of the areas explored.