My friend, Fred Lane, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lane Generational. He's also a one of the nation's top experts on the economy and individual companies. Fred appears routinely on Bloomberg, CNBC, FoxNews, CNN, ... you name it. In this podcast, Fred shares his wealth of investment experience, his brilliant mind, and his deep insights with Economics Matters -- the Podcast.
Here's the skinny on Fred. His firm, Lane Generational. designs and manages customized investment portfolios for the specific requirements of individuals, families, trusts, foundations and institutions. Fred has over 40 years of investment and finance experience and was formerly Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates. Previously, Mr. Lane was Chairman, CEO and Founder of Lane, Berry & Co. International until Lane Berry’s acquisition by Raymond James in May, 2009.
Prior to that, Fred was a Managing Director and Principal of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), as well as of Credit Suisse First Boston upon CSFB's acquisition of DLJ in 2000. Fred was instrumental in the growth of DLJ's investment banking business and his clients have included Staples, which he helped found; Advanced Micro Devices; Forest Laboratories; Blyth; Tractor Supply; Berlitz International; Rexnord; Fairchild Industries; Plantronics; Rhone Poulenc; and numerous others. Fred is also a highly experienced private equity investor, having invested in more than 80 private companies. Fred received his A.B, cum laude From Harvard College and his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and is also a CPA.
Economic Matters - The podcast is hosted by Laurence Kotlikoff and moderated by Alex Kotlikoff.