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Lewis M. Johnson to speak at annual CCU Growth Summit


January 29, 2019

Conway, SC – Lewis M. Johnson, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Capital Wealth Advisors, will be a keynote speaker at Coastal Carolina University’s 21st annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit scheduled for Friday, March 1, at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Johnson is the author of “Trends & Tail Risks,” a bi-weekly Capital Wealth Advisors publication dedicated to the belief that deeper and broader knowledge has the potential to drive superior investment results. Additionally, Lewis has been featured in the media on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the TD Ameritrade Network and “Real Vision.”

Johnson’s talk will address the cyclical nature of real estate and his opinions on how to avoid becoming a victim of the cycle. Throughout the past 20 years, Johnson has analyzed and invested in more than 100 cycles and will share what he has learned about harnessing the power of what he calls cyclical volatility.

“I have known Lewis for quite a while. He is a good friend and I have tremendous respect for him as an executive and most certainly as an investment strategist and portfolio manager,” said Joe Moglia, former head football coach at Coastal Carolina University and current Chairman and former CEO of TD Ameritrade. “I am excited and grateful that he would take the time to share his thoughts and expertise at the Growth Summit event this year.”

Lewis is also President, Co-Founder and Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, LLC, an alternative investment manager; Co-Chairman of BK Technologies, Inc.; Co-Chairman of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc.; Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc.; and Director of Itasca Capital, Ltd.

Prior to partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors and co-founding Fundamental Global Investors, Lewis was a private investor from 2010-2012. From 2008-2010, he was a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. Previously, Lewis was a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Pequot Capital from 2006-2007. Prior to joining Pequot Capital, Lewis was a Vice President and Analyst at T. Rowe Price from 2000-2006. Lewis worked as an Analyst at Capital Research & Management in 1999 and a Vice President at AYSA from 1992-1998.

The Growth Summit is administrated by CCU’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics. The event is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, the Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS®, the Horry County Treasurer, the City of Myrtle Beach, the Jackson Companies, the Litchfield Company and the center’s founders, Tony and Carrie Grant.

To learn more about the event, sponsorship opportunities or registration, visit coastal.edu/business/grantcenter/growthsummit.


Capital Wealth Advisors is an independent financial advisory firm serving families and entrepreneurs through wealth advisory, estate planning and family office services. Since its inception in 2004, the firm has seen tremendous growth. It was named the No. 1 Fastest Growing RIA firm by Financial Advisor Magazine in 2015, the No. 2 Fastest Growing RIA firm by Financial Advisor Magazine in 2017, No. 515 on the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list by Inc. 5000 in 2017, and No. 1,143 on the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list by Inc. 5000 in 2018. Please review CWA’s important disclosures related to these third-party recognitions and rankings here.


The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.

The Grant Center leverages the global ties of Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The center also hosts the annual real estate and economic summit and awards gala, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.

The key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.

For more information, please contact Hattie Jordan, Program Assistant of the Grant Center, at hajordan@coastal.edu 

Follow the Grant Center on Social Media @GrantCenterCCU.

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