CMC Hosts Capital Alpha Partners on Member Policy Call Today

Representatives from Capital Alpha Partners will address political and policy issues relevant to CMC members 

Chuck Gabriel, President and Managing Director, will discuss the Iowa caucuses being held today, the 2012 GOP presidential primaries, and the 2012 presidential race in general. Chuck will also be a prominent featured speaker at CMC’s SOTI event in Palm Beach later this month.

  • Chuck is a twenty-eight-year veteran of political forecasting for institutional investors and President of Capital Alpha Partners, the independent Washington research firm he co-founded in late 2007.  In addition to election risk and overall policy-related investment strategy, he specializes in trends and developments impacting the mortgage, specialty finance and education sectors.
  • From 1995-2007, Chuck worked for Prudential Financial,  ultimately serving as senior vice president and head of Prudential Equity Group (PEG) Washington Research.  He joined Prudential in February 1995, twelve years after entering the field as a partner in The Washington Forum, a division of the former Drexel Burnham Lambert.  He was cited on the Institutional Investor All American Team for the category of Washington research every year between 1994 and 2006 (ranked I.I. number one among hedge funds in 2004 and 2005) and has been a frequent guest on business-related television shows.
  • Before entering the field, he worked as a legislative assistant to Rep. Clarence J. Brown of Ohio.  Chuck is a graduate of George Washington University, and has four daughters (Darcy, Hillary, Courtney, and Charlie) and a son (Matthew).  He was born in Landstuhl, Germany on March 22, 1955 and is the son of former Air Force General Charles A. Gabriel, a member of President Ronald Reagan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1982-1986.

Joseph Engelhard, Senior VP, will be on hand to discuss financial regulation and derivatives issues (only time-permitting and if the conversation should steer in that direction).

  • Mr. Engelhard analyzes legislative and policy risk in banking, capital markets and insurance sectors and advises institutional investors about the likely implications of these policy changes.  He is a twenty year veteran of public policy issues and has held a wide variety of senior level positions in the U.S. government.  As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade & Investment Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, Mr. Engelhard led the free trade agreement negotiations in the banking and securities sectors and also chaired the inter-agency CFIUS meetings that performed a national security review of any purchase of a U.S. company by foreign governments or corporations.   As General Counsel of the Joint Economic Committee and as Senior Counsel at the Domestic and International Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, he worked on a number of financial reform bills including passage of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act.  He also led a number of international financial sector reform initiatives while a senior executive at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he also was a member of the bank’s executive committee.  Prior to joining Cap Alpha, he represented a trade association for the property and casualty industry where he covered federal and international insurance regulation, rating agency reform and solvency issues.  Joe received his B.A. in political science from St. Louis University and J.D. from Fordham Law School.  He lives in Great Falls, VA with his wife Nancy and their four children.
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