Fred received a PhD from Stanford University and a BBA from the University of Washington.
From 1968 to 2013, Fred was a member of the Columbia Business School faculty where he was previously a Professor and where he originated courses in Investment Strategy.
In 1975, Fred co-founded the Riverside Group, a corporate training and development firm serving major financial institutions and non-profit organizations. On behalf of Riverside Group, he tailored custom programs for Columbia University Executive Programs and other corporate clients including Citigroup, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Prudential. Fred has authored and used with clients two proprietary simulation programs (Asset Allocation and Macroeconomics) for training investment and private banking professionals.
Fred is currently an Executive Advisor and is no longer an employee of BRF. Fred co-founded Brownson & Associates (BRF’s predecessor organization) in 1969. Fred became an active Principal in BRF in 1981 after leaving full-time academic positions at Columbia University. He currently consults with John Lafferty, as requested, on asset allocation and macroeconomics.