Robert Bender & Associates’ team of professionals have over 56 years of combined industry experience helping clients meet their financial needs.

Robert L. Bender

Robert L. Bender serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of the firm.  Before founding Robert Bender & Associates in 1972, Mr. Bender began his portfolio management career in 1964 as a member of the treasury staff of Douglas Aircraft Co.  Between 1966 and 1970, Mr. Bender was a portfolio manager with Pennsylvania Life and Shamrock Fund.  His last position before founding Robert Bender & Associates was with BWA Inc. serving as portfolio manager from 1970 to 1972.

Mr. Bender received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Redlands in 1959 and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1964.

Mr. Bender’s professional memberships include The CFA Society of Los Angeles, The CFA Institute and The Investment Counsel Association of America.

Reed G. Bender

Reed G. Bender serves as Lead Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for the firm.  Mr. Bender has responsibility for the management of individual client portfolios and oversees the firm’s ongoing research directive.

Mr. Bender began his portfolio management career with Robert Bender & Associates in 1990.

Mr. Bender has served as a guest analyst on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Bloomberg Radio. He is also a regular guest speaker for Wedbush Securities. 

Mr. Bender received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication from The University of the Pacific in 1990.

Mr. Bender is a member of The CFA Society of Los Angeles and The CFA Institute.