Douglas S. Roberts Founder and Chief Investment Strategist for the Channel Capital Research Institute. He is a Contributor to AOL’s Money & Finance section and is frequently called upon by the media as an expert on the Federal Reserve Bank. His comments appear regularly on CNN/Money, MarketWatch.com, Reuters, and the Dow Jones Newswires, and he is a frequent guest on CNBC and the Fox Business Channel. Doug’s latest book, Follow the Fed to Investment Success, was published by John Wiley & Sons in May of 2008.
Doug was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Bernstein Investment Management and Research, a unit of Alliance Capital Management, L.P., from 1999-2001. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he led his group’s strategies focusing on quantitative investment analysis and sector allocation, as well as the evaluation of alternative asset investment vehicles.
From 1994-1998, Doug was a Managing Director of the Roberts Mitani Group, a New York merchant bank specializing in the investment of capital from Japan and East Asia. From 1992-1994 he served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Benson Eyecare Corporation, which had been listed on the American Stock Exchange prior to its sale.
From 1985-1992, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer of the Flori Roberts/Dermablend Group, a family-owned pharmaceutical/cosmetic group of companies that were acquired for $22 million in cash and stock by IVAX Corporation (IVX-ASE) in 1992. Subsequent to the acquisition, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Personal Care Products Group and Assistant to the Chairman-Special Projects from 1992-1994.
Doug began his career as an Associate of the Morgan Stanley Group working in the Corporate Finance department in both the New York and London offices from 1983-1985. He earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.
He serves on the international Board of Governors of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Board of Trustees of the Ranney School and is a member of the Explorers Club for his participation in the discovery of the U-869, a World War II German submarine, off the coast of New Jersey as featured in the book, Shadow Divers. He holds a second-degree black belt in the Imperial system of tae kwon do. Doug is married with two children.