Jim founded Robinson Capital Management, LLC in 2012 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Jim is a veteran investment manager and bond trader with more than three decades of experience. Jim oversees the day-to-day operations and activities, including investment strategies and processes, risk management, regulatory compliance, asset allocation modeling, external manager due diligence and selection, trading, and personnel.
Prior to founding Robinson Capital in 2012, Jim was CEO and CIO of Southfield, MI-based Telemus Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) and its subsidiary Beacon Asset Management, LLC.
Earlier, Jim served for five years as the Chairman and CEO of Birmingham-based Munder Capital Management and President of the Munder Funds, where he was responsible for an investment complex with approximately $38 billion in assets under management.
From 1987 to 1999, Jim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer-Fixed Income with Munder Capital Management, when fixed income assets under management grew to more than $20 billion from less than $100 million. Jim was the sole architect of the firm’s successful targeted duration fixed income investment process that consistently exceeded client benchmarks during the years he directly managed the department.
Jim’s targeted duration fixed income process was particularly popular with large insurance companies and pension plans seeking to immunize their liabilities (cash outflows) with a duration matched bond portfolio.
Jim holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a BBS in Finance and Economics from Wayne State University.