Alejandra Grindal, Senior International Economist, works with the firm's Chief Global Macro Strategist, Joe Kalish, in developing the firm’s bond and economic analysis. She is the primary person responsible for identifying international economic trends and themes, particularly as they relate to developments in fixed income, currency, and equity markets. Additionally, she is the main contributor to the Global Comment, a quick, high frequency publication featuring developments and implications in the global markets, and a contributing author to the Daily Economic Commentary and Chart of the Day publications. Alejandra has also written several Special Report and Trends & Themes publications, each edition of which is devoted to an indepth analysis and discussion of a single topic of interest. Alejandra joined Ned Davis Research Group in 2006.
Prior to joining NDRG, Alejandra taught Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Florida State University, during her graduate studies, and then worked as a full-time professor at Santa Fe College and Edison College. Alejandra also worked in British Parliament as a research assistant, where she participated in policy and constituent research and campaign marketing. Alejandra received her Masters degree in Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Affairs, with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa distinction, from Florida State University.
Colin A. Robertson is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. Colin is the Managing Director of Fixed Income for Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for more than $300 billion in fixed income assets. Colin is responsible for overseeing fixed income investments for individual and institutional investment management accounts at Northern Trust as well as for Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds. Through his leadership managing interest-rate sensitive and credit-sensitive fixed income portfolios, Northern Trust has built a world-class fixed income team, investment process and products.
Prior to joining Northern Trust as a Senior Vice President in July 1999, Colin worked for Mellon Financial Corporation where he was the Chief Investment Officer of securities lending cash reinvestment. At the same time, Colin was a senior manager representing investment activities for Mellon Capital Management and The Boston Company. Prior to Mellon Financial, Colin managed short/intermediate portfolios and funds for Harris Investment Management. In addition, he has 7 years of experience as a sell-side trader of mortgages, Treasuries, asset-backed, corporate, agency and various other fixed-income asset types across the entire yield curve spectrum.
Colin is a board member and trustee of the LaGrange, Illinois Firemen's Pension Fund, and a board member and vice president of the LaGrange, Illinois Policemen's Pension Fund. In addition, Colin is a board member of the American Bankers Association Investment Advisory Committee.
Colin received a B.S. in business from Indiana University and an MBA in finance/international management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.
Sam Stovall is Chief Investment Strategist of U.S. Equity Strategy at CFRA. He serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P’s outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. Sam is the Chairman of the S&P Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. He is the author of The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Sector Investing and The Seven Rules of Wall Street. In addition, Sam writes a weekly investment piece, featured on S&P Global Market Intelligence’s MarketScope Advisor platform and his work is also found in the flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.
Prior to joining S&P Global in 1989 and CFRA in 2016, Sam served as Editor In Chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.
Sam holds an MBA in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in History/Education from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA. He is a CFP® certificant and is a Trustee of the Securities Industry Institute®, the executive development program held annually at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.