RONALD J. ROUGH, CFA
Director of Portfolio Management
- CFA Charterholder (CFA)
- NASD Series 2 and 24 Exams
- NASAA Series 65 Exam
- CFA Institute – Member
- CFA Society of Washington, DC – Member
- Guggenheim Dynamic Advisory Board
Ron joined FSA in 2006 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of client portfolios. This includes portfolio construction, fund selection, and risk management.
With more than 25 years of experience in the investment management business, Ron is a respected authority on a wide range of investment topics. Over the years, he has been quoted frequently in the general media, as well as in various trade publications. A warm and engaging speaker, he is often invited to speak to organizations about all things financial. At FSA, he writes a monthly market commentary and develops presentations for clients and prospects.
Prior to joining FSA, Ron was director of portfolio management for Genworth Financial Asset Management (GFAM), a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of Genworth Financial, managing nearly $13 billion of client assets. Ron’s tenure with GFAM spanned 11 years and included nearly all aspects of investment management, including asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and due diligence, and risk management.
Prior to his career with GFAM, Ron spent nine years with Schabacker Investment Management. His first job after graduating from college was serving on the White House Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives under President Ronald Reagan.
Ron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Ohio with a double major in economics and diplomacy and foreign affairs.