In today’s unique macro financial environment, The Spellman Report analyzes the intersection of where the economy, economic policy and financial markets meet. The state of the economy, the policies pursued and their effects on financial market pricing no longer conforms to either historical experience or the usual textbook treatment. The Spellman Report delivers penetrating insights into these new interactions that affect financial market pricing.
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About Professor Lew Spellman
Lew Spellman has taught financial markets at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is Professor of Finance since the 1970s. He has also been on the faculty of Stanford University, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the UT School of Law, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Spellman’s teaches financial markets and institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate level with an emphasis on analyzing and interpreting current financial market trends and policy developments. His academic publications appear in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Journal of Banking and Finance among others. He is author of The Depositor Firm and Industry: History, Theory and Regulation.
His experience outside of academics includes government service as Assistant to the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and Economist with the Federal Reserve Board. His published works generally concern the market pricing of financial institution claims. Professor Spellman’s business interests include serving as Director and Chairman of Investments, Magna Carta Insurance Companies. Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of Real Rate Financial and Electronic Exchange Technologies. He holds several U.S. patents relating to inflation adjusting financial instruments that led to the development of the Treasury TIPS instrument.
Lew Spellman holds the degrees of BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan and MA and PhD in economics from Stanford University. Contact Lew Spellman.
Frank Beck, RFC, CFA
President and Chief Investment Adviser, Beck Capital Managment
Frank began his career in 1978 and has distinguished himself as a local and national authority on investing. Frank appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg television. He is a contributing author to Forbes Magazine and is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal. He has been an analyst and investment manager since 1997, using his economics and statistical mathematics background to guide his philosophy of Sector Rotation Management.
Frank graduated from the University of Texas in 1977 and now lives with his wife Debbie, and his two sons, Victor & Hunter. He enjoys coaching youth baseball, teaching “mathemagic”, and playing golf.