Daniel McCabe

Daniel McCabe, Investor, Auckland

What was your money moment?

The penny dropped when I was 28. I was sitting in a lecture theatre at a business school in Denmark, surrounded by about 40 students aged between 23-26, listening to a professor speak about business strategy and investor relations. 

He asked the class to put their hands up if they had shares in Vestas – a Danish wind turbine manufacturer. I laughed out loud. I thought to myself, what world is he living in where students have stock portfolios?!

To my disbelief half the class put their hands up. All of a sudden it wasn’t so funny anymore. It was at that point when I realised it was time for me to start thinking about becoming an investor.