The “ever-excellent” Robert P. Seawright is the Chief Investment & Information Officer for Madison Avenue Securities, LLC a boutique broker-dealer and investment advisory firm headquartered in San Diego, California. In September of 2014, The Wall Street Journal published a list of fifteen “smart people for investors to follow.” Bob was on that list with the likes of Warren Buffett, Howard Marks, William Bernstein and the CFA Institute. He is also a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award in the Best Commentary category, a prestigious honor created in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications.
Bob is also a columnist for Research magazine, a Contributing Editor at Portfolioist as well as a contributor to the Financial Times, The Big Picture, The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, Pragmatic Capitalism, and ThinkAdvisor. Bob’s blog, Above the Market, has received “best of” recognition from a wide variety of sources, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning, the CFA Institute, Insider Monkey, Financial Social Media, and Investment News. According to data compiled by Moz Analytics, powered by BrightScope and published in June of 2014, Above the Market is the #7 rated advisor blog in the country based upon readership, linkage and influence. His favorite recommendations are here, here and here. His work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, The Journal of Financial Planning, The Reformed Broker, Real Clear Markets, Real Clear Politics, Abnormal Returns, StockTwits, Market Folly, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), The Kirk Report, Investment News, Investment Watch, The Daily Crux, Enterprising Investor (CFA Institute), The Research Puzzle, The Street, Seeking Alpha, Nerd’s Eye View, The Browser, Financial Planning, Business Insider, Financial Point (CFA Institute), NFL.com, Advisor Perspectives, Tobacco Road Blues, California Institute of Finance, Investment Advisor magazine, Retirement Researcher, The Launch Pad, Morningstar, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 3 Quarks Daily, Gaslamp Ball, Sound Mind Investing, MoneyScience, and The Motley Fool. He speaks regularly to a variety of audiences on topics related to finance, investing and the markets.
Bob earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and his J.D. from Duke University. He practiced law for a decade before being recruited to Wall Street and what was once Merrill Lynch. As an attorney, he represented broker-dealers, insurance companies and banks in major offerings and transactions. At Merrill, he was a highly successful financial advisor and served on the Chairman’s Advisory Council, a small group of senior representatives who met regularly with executive management to provide advice with respect to the firm’s strategy and direction. At Madison, Bob’s role is as thought leader for the firm’s independent advisors, providing counsel and guidance with respect to the latest industry trends, research and best practices.
As a registered representative beginning in 1992, he has worked in both the institutional and private client markets, has advised hundreds of registered representatives and clients about financial issues, products and portfolios and has conducted scores of seminars and workshops for both financial advisors and for their clients. He is regularly sought out as a conference speaker. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Diego. He holds multiple licenses and specialty designations for securities and for insurance products, including Series 7, 66 and 24. Bob is married to his bride of over 30 years, Ginny, who is a fifth grade teacher. They have three grown children.
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You may e-mail Bob Seawright at abovethemarketblog[at]gmail.com.
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ROBERT P. SEAWRIGHT IS A REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVE AND AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR REPRESENTATIVE AT MADISON AVENUE SECURITIES, A BROKER-DEALER AND INVESTMENT ADVISER. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS BLOG ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR AND READERS SHOULD NOT ASSUME THEY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS OF MADISON AVENUE SECURITIES OR ITS AFFILIATES. ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR AS IT PERTAINS TO INVESTMENT ADVICE.