Speaker's Biography:

Donald Brownstein
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Structured Portfolio Management

Donald Brownstein is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Structured Portfolio Management (SPM), a leading fixed-income hedge fund with special focus in mortgage-backed securities. Before creating SPM in 1997, Brownstein founded and managed CDC Servicing Inc., a specialized investment subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. From 1988 to 1993, he worked in portfolio management at Franklin Savings Association, a leader in the development of quantitative methods for managing mortgage-backed securities. Between 1969 and 1989, he served as a professor in the philosophy departments of the University of Kansas and the University of Texas. Brownstein received a bachelor's degree from Queen's College in New York City and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University.