Board of Advisors
Robert K. Huebscher, Founder and CEO. Bob founded Advisor Perspectives in 2007, following a 25 year career in the financial services and information technology industry. In 1982, he founded the Investment Software Division of Thomson Financial, and oversaw the introduction and development of its flagship product, PORTIA, currently the leading portfolio management system for buy side investors. In 1990 he founded Hub Data, a redistributor of market data and corporate action information. He sold Hub Data to Advent Software in 1998, and this business continues today as Advent Market Data. He was an officer of Advent until 2002. Beginning in 2003, he served as a consultant to a number of businesses in the wealth management industry. Mr. Huebscher has a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Harvard University. He serves on the boards of several local charities.
Diogo Teixeira spent 25 years in financial services technology. After graduating from MIT and Harvard Business School, he began his career at Bank One in Columbus, OH in retail bank operations. He was subsequently a consultant at McKinsey and at Ernst & Young before founding his own research & consulting firm, TowerGroup, in 1993. TowerGroup is the leading financial services technology advisory firm and was sold to Reuters in 1999. Diogo is currently a private investor. Over the years, he published two books and dozens of trade press articles about the interplay between technology and the financial services business.
Maarten van Hengel
Maarten van Hengel is a co-founder of Highmount Capital LLC (www.hmcap.com). Maarten has spent over 25 of years in the investment management business. He gained international experience at the Private Bank of the Swiss Bank Corp and in the Portfolio Management Group and at Bankers Trust Company in their Private Bank. He left to work at the Bankers Trust Company in the Private Bank. Along with a portfolio manager for private clients, he was a global strategist for the US and international private banking departments. His focus was primarily on advising on world wide asset allocation. He left to work at Trainer Wortham & Co (a subsidiary for the First Republic Bank) in 2000 to establish the Family Wealth Management Team to operate as a multi-family office. He worked subsequently at Trainer where he developed investment vehicles for alternative investments for individuals and families. In 2002, he formed Highmount Capital LLC. He is on the board of Metalized Carbon Corporation and serves on several non-profit boards.
Jamie Waller is CEO of Family Wealth Report (www.familywealthreport.com) and has been an entrepreneur in the investment management industry for over 20 years. He has led many of the product and service changes that affect wealth management. Leading the charge in performance measurement reporting to institutions in the 1980s, he and his firm, Security APL, helped establish the separately managed account (SMA) industry in the 1990s. He is a recognized thought leader in performance reporting, portfolio construction, compliance, technology and operations. APL, which provides portfolio management software services and tools to pension and mutual fund managers, has seen its revenue grow to nearly $100 million since its acquisition by CheckFree in 1996. As an active member of the nascent SMA industry, Jamie founded the St. Regis Association, the first advocacy group dedicated to promoting SMAs. The St. Regis Association became the Money Management Institute (MMI), a Washington, D.C.-based industry association. He remains an active participant in other investment industry organizations, speaking frequently at conferences and events, including those of IMCA, MMI, FRA and CFA Institute (AIMR).
Bob Veres is editor and publisher of Inside Information (www.bobveres.com), an interactive subscription-based information service for financial planning professionals, and author of The Cutting Edge in Financial Services (National Underwriter Press) and contributing editor and columnist for Financial Planning magazine. Over his 20-year career in the financial services world, Mr. Veres has worked as editor of Financial Planning magazine; as a contributing editor to the Journal of Financial Planning; as a columnist and editor-at-large of Dow Jones Investment Advisor magazine; and as editor of Morningstar’s advisor web site: MorningstarAdvisor.com. In addition, he has spoken at many of the planning world’s largest professional conferences, including FPA National, FPA Retreat, NAPFA National, Waterhouse Institutional, FPA Broker-Dealer Conference, First Trust DATAlynx National Conference, and all of the four NAPFA Regional Conferences. Mr. Veres has been named one of the most influential people in the financial planning profession by Investment Advisor magazine and Financial Planning magazine, was granted the lifetime achievement award for service to the profession by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and most recently the Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award from the Denver-based Financial Planning Association.
Michael Edesess is an accomplished mathematician and economist with broad experience in the investment, energy, environment, and sustainable development fields. He is a founding partner and chief investment officer of Denver-based Fair Advisors, and currently serves as a Visiting Fellow at the Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies. Michael was a founding partner of the Lockwood Financial Group and its chief economist until its sale to The Bank of New York. He has been an independent consultant to institutional investors and developer of computer systems applying mathematical methods to investment and finance. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other publications, and he has been interviewed on numerous TV and radio networks. He recently authored a book about the financial industry titled The Big Investment Lie. He also chaired the boards of three nonprofit organizations focused on energy, environment, and sustainable development. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Northwestern University.
Dan Richards is a leading authority on investor attitudes and on strategies for advisors to communicate effectively with existing and prospective clients. For over 20 years, he’s conducted research with advisors and investors and is recognized for his leading-edge advice for financial advisors. He has been a top-rated speaker at industry conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and southeast Asia and has also been a regular participant at Nesbitt conferences. He’s author of the award winning book, Getting Clients Keeping Clients: Essential strategies for tomorrow’s financial advisor, which became an international best seller. And in 2009, he founded Clientinsights.ca, a leader in providing financial advisors with video-based content for their own use and for use with clients. Dan holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. In addition to his work in the financial industry, he has been an award-winning instructor in the MBA program at the University of Toronto since 1992.
Matt Lynch is the Managing Partner of Strategy & Resources, LLC, a financial services consulting firm. Matt, who has over 25 years of industry experience, has had a successful career as a financial services senior executive and consultant. He is sought after for his ability to link strategy with the art of the possible in terms of implementing change. Matt serves senior executives at financial services companies by focusing on corporate-level strategy, resource optimization and change management. His management consulting is highly customized and leverages an innovative open-architecture business model which provides clients access to multiple subject matter experts from independent consulting firms.
Matt’s professional background includes progressive senior leadership roles as President & CEO of an independent broker-dealer and RIA, Capital Analysts Incorporated, CFO of Lincoln Financial Advisors, and field management roles with New York Life. His consulting credentials include Moss Adams, LLP, where Matt was a Director of the business consulting group where he was widely recognized for his industry expertise in succession planning, M&A, and financial services distribution strategies. Matt was also affiliated with Tiburon Strategic Advisors as a Principal where he focused on strategy consulting.
Matt is a frequent keynote speaker at company events and industry conferences for firms and organizations throughout North America. He also serves as a board director for a number of financial services firms.