Robert I. Kessler
Founder and CEO of Kessler Investment Advisors, inc. and Kessler & Company Investments, inc.
Robert Kessler is founder and CEO of The Kessler Companies, Inc. and its subsidiary advisory and brokerage companies. For over 40 years he has specialized in fixed income markets, with increasing concentration in U.S. government debt securities and other high quality, highly liquid securities in related financial markets. Mr. Kessler is a leading advocate for reducing and eliminating credit risk in fixed income investments, especially through U.S. Treasuries, thereby allowing mathematical accuracy in the calculation of risk exposure and allowing investors to extract value from debt securities on a long-term basis via activities in the repurchase markets. He is widely recognized for his pioneering role in providing specialized institutional-quality investment capabilities (including repo market financing) directly to individuals, their business holdings, and diverse institutions – using strategies that require the monitoring of economic cycles, monetary policy, liquidity, and inflation. He spends a substantial portion of his time consulting with clients. Early in his career, Mr. Kessler held senior management positions in several firms prominent at that time. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and did additional graduate work in that discipline.
A Leading Voice
Mr. Kessler’s global perspective on financial markets and use of proprietary duration equivalent analytics to exploit investment opportunities have been the subject of feature articles in Barron’s, FORTUNE, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. He is widely quoted in the financial press and is frequently called upon in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Mid East to comment during televised coverage of the financial markets. Such commentary has included CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), the Fox business channel, CNBC-Europe/World, and Reuters.