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|Partner, Chief Investment Officer|
Robert I. Gerber is responsible for directing the portfolio management, research, and trading activities for the firm's equity and fixed-income strategies. He is the Portfolio Manager of the Allocation Strategies and the chair of the Asset Allocation Investment Committee.
Previously, Mr. Gerber served as Lord Abbett's Director of Taxable and Tax-Free Fixed Income, responsible for establishing the investment strategy for these capabilities. His focus included investment-grade fixed income and international bonds, as well as high-grade and high-yield municipal bonds.
Mr. Gerber joined Lord Abbett in 1997 and became a Partner in 1998. Prior to joining Lord Abbett, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Sanford C. Bernstein and Co., Inc., and previously was Vice President—Fixed Income Research at First Boston Corp. Before his entry into the investment management business, Mr. Gerber had a career in academics, teaching economics at the State University of New York at Albany, Vassar College, and Columbia University.
Mr. Gerber earned a Ph.D. and MA in economics from Columbia University and a BA in economics from Union College.