Seymour W. Zises is President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Management Corporation, a financial advisory firm that he co-founded in 1989 with Andrea L. Tessler. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Management Securities, LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and of Forest Hill Capital Corporation, a New York insurance agent. All three firms are part of the Family Management group of companies that provide comprehensive financial planning to families and their related entities.
Mr. Zises has worked as an advisor to many families in the U.S. and abroad, and can point to close to a 40 year career in the financial services business. His macro-economic view of the markets is shared with his clients in his bi-monthly newsletter, and explains his successful approach to investment allocation across asset classes in ever-changing market conditions. In addition, to his dedication in taking care of the financial interest of his clients, Mr. Zises has been involved in financing and investing in real estate and operating businesses.
Mr. Zises received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from New York University, where he has served as Vice Chair of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life. He continues a family tradition of leadership and support for UJA Federation of New York and Israel Bonds, where he was a distinguished honoree at the Prime Minister's Club Gala. In addition, he is a retired President of Baron de Hirsch Fund and a retired board member of UJA. He founded the Associates of the American Friends of the Israel Museum and has chaired major fundraising dinners for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He has been involved with the Jaffa Institute, YIVA Institute for Jewish Research, Colel Chabad, the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and the Israel Crisis Center. Mr. Zises is currently involved with The Sheffa School, The Center for Jewish History and the All Stars Project for underprivileged youth.