Robert Brown
Senior Fellow

Rob Brown has been a thought leading economist and Wall Street investor for over three decades. He has held senior leadership roles heading global research at several of the world’s foremost financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Nomura Securities, and Bankers Trust, and was Senior Portfolio Manager for AllianceBernstein Equity Strategies. Rob was most recently Co-Founder and the Senior Partner of Atlas Impact Partners, a ground-breaking investment firm managing a long/short equity strategy focused solely on impact investing.

Prior to founding Atlas Impact, Rob was Head of Research at JUST Capital, where he led the team which developed and implemented the inaugural ranking of America’s Most JUST Companies. Previously, Rob was Senior Portfolio Manager for AllianceBernstein Equity Strategies and Head of Equity Research for Nomura Securities International. Earlier, he worked at Morgan Stanley in senior leadership positions globally; and was last responsible for the Global Macro Research team, including the #1 ranked Global Economics effort. Rob started his career as an economist at Bankers Trust.

Rob has been actively and passionately advancing the impact investing sector for more than a decade. He is currently Contributing Editor at ImpactAlpha and a Sorenson Impact Institute Senior Fellow at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Rob lectures on issues of impact measurement, metrics and data standards at Columbia University Business School.

He is an Executive Board member of the READ Foundation, New York City’s leading early childhood literacy program, a member of the Advisory Board of The Brandeis University International Business School and Chairman of the Board of The InHEIRitance Project. He is an advisor to the Michael Price Student Investment Fund at The Stern School of Business at NYU, and a former member of the investment committee for the endowment at Brandeis University.

He earned a BA, cum laude, in Economics and an MA in International Economics from Brandeis, with joint course work in econometrics at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.