Scott Grannis was Chief Economist from 1989 to 2007 at Western Asset Management Company, a Pasadena-based manager of fixed-income funds for institutional investors around the globe. He was a member of Western's Investment Strategy Committee, was responsible for developing the firm's domestic and international outlook, and provided consultation and advice on investment and asset allocation strategies to CFOs, Treasurers, and pension fund managers. He specialized in analysis of Federal Reserve policy and interest rate forecasting, and spearheaded the firm's research into Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to joining Western Asset, he was Senior Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute, an economic forecasting and consulting service headed by John Rutledge, from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was Principal at Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, a financial services firm that specialized in sophisticated hedging strategies for institutional investors. Visit his blog: Calafia Beach Pundit (http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/)
According to my linear time memory, I was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised on a farm forty miles south of Manila. My ancestors were Chinese, Filipino and Spanish. I went to the University of the Philippines and obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering, and then I went to Hawaii to attend graduate school. I obtained a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and did my postdoctorate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. I taught Biochemistry and General Chemistry classes for several years and then left the academia altogether.
In the recent past, I have dealt primarily with investments , funding proposals, coaching and writing.
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I manage a club on Facebook called Manifesting Magical Moments
Now, I am simply grateful for every breath.
My favorite quote: " You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." Franz Kafka
And this I always have to remind myself "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "