Robert N. Gordon is the
president of Twenty-First Securities Corporation, which he
founded in 1983.
Since 1991, Mr. Gordon has
served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s
Graduate School of Business, teaching one course on
“Arbitrage” theories and another titled "Taxes and Investing".
He has been involved with the Wharton School’s Securities
Industry Institute since 1979, starting as a student, becoming
a lecturer in 1983, and serving as chairman in 1994 and 1995.
Mr. Gordon has had many roles at the Securities Industry
Association, having served as an SIA director, as treasurer,
as chairman of the Tax Policy Committee and chairman of the
New York District. He is a member of the Wall Street Tax
Association and the New York State CPA Society. He is on the
Committee of Management of the Clements Library at the
University of Michigan, on the Board of and Chair of the
Collections Committee of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Gordon writes a monthly column for onwallstreet; is the
author (with Jan Rosen) of
Wall Street Secrets for Tax Efficient Investing and author or
coauthor of chapters in Tax
Planning for the Affluent, Market Shock and Harold
Investment Think Tank.
He has published many articles on tax, arbitrage and hedging
strategies. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Derivatives
Journal of Taxation and Investments and The
Journal of Wealth Management.
Mr. Gordon is routinely quoted in the popular press on
investing topics and is a frequent lecturer for organizations
such as the CFA Society and IMCA.
Before founding Twenty-First
Securities, Mr. Gordon was a partner at Oppenheimer & Company.
Prior to that, he worked at Laidlaw, Adams & Peck, where he
became a regional manager and senior vice president. He has
been in the brokerage business since 1976.
*Robert Gordon's Monthly Column