Scott Rothbort has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the Founder and President of LakeView Asset Management, LLC, www.lakeviewasset.com a Registered Investment Advisor specializing in customized separate account management for high net worth individuals. In addition, he is the founder of TheFinanceProfessor.com www.thefinanceprofessor.com an educational social networking site where his blog also resides; and, publisher of The LakeView Restaurant & Food Chain Report www.restaurantstox.com , a newsletter focusing on investment and trading ideas in the food, restaurant and agricultural sectors. Mr. Rothbort is also a Term Professor of Finance at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he teaches courses in finance and economics; is the Chief Market Strategist for The Stillman School of Business; and, the co-supervisor of the Center for Securities Trading and Analysis. In May 2011, along with partners, he opened From Bagels To Burgers www.frombagelstoburgers.com , a restaurant in Lake George, NY for which he is the managing partner and CEO. In September 2011, along with Cody Willard, he co-founded Wall Street All-Stars www.wallstreetallstars.com , a collection of publications, commentary and analysis from some of the finest money managers and traders on Wall Street, where he also contributes his commentary on a daily basis.
Mr. Rothbort has written extensively for The Street.com www.thestreet.com since 2002. His blog is also republished by Seeking Alpha http://seekingalpha.com/author/scott-rothbort He has frequently appeared as a professional guest on Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Network, CNBC Television, TheStreet.com TV, WallStreetWeek.com, and local television or radio. As an expert in the field of derivatives and exchange traded funds (ETFs), he frequently speaks at industry conferences. He is an ETF advisory board member for the Information Management Network, a global organizer of institutional finance and investment conferences. In addition he is widely quoted in interviews in the printed press and on the internet.
Mr. Rothbort founded LakeView Asset Management, LLC, in 2002. Prior to that, since 1991, he worked at Merrill Lynch where he held a wide variety of senior level management positions including: Business Director for the Global Equity Derivative Department; Global Director for Equity Swaps Trading and Risk Management; and, Director for secured funding and collateral management for the Global Capital Markets Group and Corporate Treasury. Prior to working at Merrill Lynch, within the financial services industry he worked for County Nat West Securities and Morgan Stanley, where he had international assignments in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. He began his career working at Price Waterhouse from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Rothbort received an M.B.A., majoring in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business, New York University, in 1992, and a B.S. in Economics, majoring in Accounting, from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, in 1982. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Mr. Rothbort is married to Layni Horowitz Rothbort, a real estate attorney and together they have five children.
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Scott’s latest columns:
- 11:03am Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Starbucks, Yum Brands and Buffalo Wild Wings - Wall Street All-Stars» Scott Rothbort
(this is the most recent issue of the LakeView Restaurant & Food Chain Report newsletter which is included in paid subscriptions to Wall Street All-Stars) Starbucks and Yum Brands As Tactical Shorts I am going to make this plain and simple. We are taking small, tactical short positions in Starbucks (SBUX) and Yum Brands (YUM). […]
- 1:33pm Friday, June 13, 2014: Priceline Group Acquires Open Table - Wall Street All-Stars» Scott Rothbort
Today’s big news is that Priceline Group (PCLN) is buying Open Table (OPEN) for $103 per share or $2.6 billion. This is one of those situations where we are on both sides of the deal. Priceline Group is in our Equity Growth Strategy and Open Table is in our Restaurant & Food Chain Portfolio (contact […]
- 9:38am Thursday, June 5, 2014: It Is All About the Protein Chain - Wall Street All-Stars» Scott Rothbort
(this is a copy of the LakeView Restaurant & Food Chain Report newsletter which is part of a paid subscription to Wall Street All-Stars) On May 12, Hillshire Brands (HSH) announced a friendly deal to purchase Pinnacle Foods (PF) for $6.6 billion in cash and stock. The deal was intended to expand Hillshire Brand’s product […]
- 10:18am Friday, May 16, 2014: Finally, Red Lobster Gets Sold - Wall Street All-Stars» Scott Rothbort
Darden Restaurants (DRI) has finally unloaded its Red Lobster casual dining chain. This segment of Darden’s portfolio has been an anchor around the company’s neck for many years. The reported sales price of $2.1 billion, to private equity company Golden Gate Partners, is expected to net Darden about $1.6 billion after fees and taxes. Approximately […]
- 1:21pm Thursday, May 8, 2014: Follow Up to Recent Restaurant Commentary - Wall Street All-Stars» Scott Rothbort
[A subscription to Wall Street All-Stars comes with a subscription to the LakeView Restaurant & Food Chain Report Newsletter] There have been several recent earnings releases and news items in the food and restaurant sector, many of which I have recently commented on. So, in no particular order, and without any theme in mind, I […]
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