Michael Dubin : Managing Partner, Dorset Asset Management
Michael Dubin is Managing Partner at Dorset Management, an alternatives investment manager with a specialization in discretionary commodity and managed futures traders. For more than a decade, he headed up the alternatives group at Silvercrest Asset Management, a $20B wealth management firm managing private investor and institutional portfolios across all asset classes. He served as CEO and CIO of the unit at various times. The alternatives group advised on $2 billion in hedge fund-of-funds and customized portfolios of alternative investments. Mr. Dubin has been actively involved in alternative investments for nearly 40 years, particularly in the areas of managed futures and foreign exchange going back to the 1970’s. Prior to Silvercrest, as a Partner at Powers & Dubin for over 15 years, he developed their expertise in hedge fund-of-funds and managed futures. Previously, for nearly a decade in the 1980’s, he served as President of both Morgan Stanley/GFTA and GFTA Services, which marketed sophisticated multi-billion-dollar currency risk management systems for major institutions worldwide. The GFTA side of the business was effectively a large European-based systematic hedge fund, focused on the interbank currency markets. Earlier, he headed up the International Financial Advisory Service at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., which was a 20-person consulting group within the Bank, advising the Treasurers of the Fortune 500 companies on currency risk management during the early days of floating exchange rates.
He authored the book, Foreign Acquisitions and the Growth of the Multi-National Firm, and lectures frequently on alternative investments and financial markets issues at conferences and business schools. He has a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in International Finance and a BA from Yale University in Biophysics and Molecular Biochemistry. He holds a Series 3 Registration with the NFA/CFTC. He serves on several Advisory Boards, including the Institutional Investor RIA Institute. He was Chairman of the Endowment Committee of the Town School, where he was a Trustee and Treasurer for over a decade, and currently serves as a Director & Treasurer for both Positive Planet, a non-profit NGO in global microfinance, and the Coalition for Financial Empowerment Fund, a non-profit which supports US mayors in establishing counseling programs for inner-city residents to achieve financial stability.