Author Archives: Robert Stammers, CFA

Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement for CFA Institute and is responsible for increasing the use and distribution of Future of Finance and CFA Institute content by various audiences. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Stammers was the principal for his founded company where he consulted for real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators to develop and analyze structured real estate investments. There he devised strategy for obtaining debt and preferred equity capital and created finance-related marketing materials and research papers for various clients. Stammers has authored over 100 articles on various financial and investment topics for such investment periodicals as Forbes and Investopedia. He served as a senior equity analyst, where he was responsible for the creation of new investment tools and instructional products to provide the revenues for two new investment education companies. As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.

Beyond the Questionnaire: New Tools for Risk Profiling

Analyzing a client’s environment, their lifetime experiences, and even their genetic disposition for risk taking can lead to more reliable assessments of investor risk profiles and consequently better risk identification. Read More

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The Allure of Farmland Investments: Consistent Performance, Low Correlation

Growth in the world population and demand for food bode well for the value and returns from direct investments in farmland and farmland-based funds. Read More

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