how do investment houses get money. i know you are all going to say the obvious. but what i mean is who in their right mind would invest their money in one. if you had a few hundred million or billion would you give it to an investment house. i wouldn't i would either buy property, precious metals, shares etc. knowing what goes on in these companies it is a wonder how they get any business. i know you will say it is not just private investors but some are so why would they trust them.