Alan D. Segars - Class of 1962
Alan Segars received a Bachelors degree in Economics from the City College of New York in 1966. In 1973 he received an MBA in Finance and Investments from Bernard M. Baruch College. He was the first African American to receive a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1979. He graduated with Honors in 1966 from a Military Accounting Course offered by the U.S. Army. He is a licensed Broker holding a Series 3, 7, 63, and 65.
As a Senior Portfolio Specialist with ING Investments he manages $5 Billion in cap equities, and performs marketing and client services for the company. His past experience in financial services include Grigsby Branford Capital Partners, where he was a managing partner working in Fixed Income portfolio management. He worked for the Bank of New York/Irving Trust as a Senior Vice President, and head of Fixed Income. There he managed $12 Billion in Fixed Income Assets. For Real Income Management Company, he served as President and head of Fixed Income Management. He worked at Manufacturer's Hanover Trust in Fixed Income Management as well.
Mr. Segars' honors include the Moskowitz Prize runner-up; Socially-Responsible Investing research paper, performance Dynamics of Screened Corporate Bonds, awarded by the Social Investment Forum.
Mr. Segars has had various articles on finance published, including "Real Return Management;" "Commodities An Inflation Indicator;" "Why the Fed Has Tightened Enough;" "Manager Aims to Pinpoint Fed Moves" and Manager Profile.
Mr. Segars is a very spiritual person. He describes his accomplishments as follows: Body: My dedicated Physical Fitness allows me to run 2 miles in 12 minutes 45 seconds at the age of 60. Mind: I am proud to have been the first Black CPA, and to have had a long career. Spirit: My self (soul) and Spirit (God) are one, made possible by scientific meditation.
His favorite quotation is "0' Spirit, teach me to heal my body by recharging it with Thy cosmic energy, to heal my mind by concentration and smiles, and to free my soul from ignorance by meditation born intuition."