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|Partner, Chief Investment Officer|
Robert Gerber is a Partner and Lord Abbett's Chief Investment Officer, 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. He also was an assistant professor of economics at SUNY–Albany and an instructor of economics at Vassar College and Columbia University.
Mr. Gerber earned his Ph.D. and MA in economics from Columbia University, and a BA in economics from Union College, in New York.