Rob Stein began his career as a project analyst for the Federal Reserve, then under the chairmanship of Paul Volcker. From there, he went on to hold senior trading or portfolio management positions with Bank of America New York, Harris Bank Chicago and Bank of America Chicago. Beginning in 1991, Mr. Stein served as the Managing Director of Proprietary Trading for Barclay’s Bank PLC New York. Returning to Chicago in 1994, he formed Astor Financial, Inc., an investment and brokerage firm, and later formed Astor Asset Management LLC, a registered investment advisor, for the purpose of providing his economic based tactical strategies to clients. In 2003, Mr. Stein was recognized as one of the best unknown managers by BusinessWeek and in 2009 Forbes.com cited Stein’s tactical ETF portfolios as one of the best performers during the financial crisis. Stein’s proprietary methods and analysis are the cornerstone for the Dow Jones ETF 100 index. Mr. Stein is the author of three books, including Inside Greenspan’s Briefcase (McGraw Hill) and Finding The Bull Inside the Bear (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He appears regularly in the media on CNBC, FOX, and Bloomberg to name a few. Mr. Stein is the founder of the I-CARE Foundation which gives an annual grant to Northwestern Hospital to enhance patient experience. He is also Vice Chairman of Glenkirk, an organization that supports the mentally challenged to lead more productive lives. Mr. Stein graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Economics.