Fred leads all investment management activities at Lane Generational. Our investment themes and strategies are fueled by his decades of investment experience across multiple asset classes and as an investment banker. Utilizing our internal market analysis, the firm's strategies reflect Fred’s extensive career in M&A, public markets, and private equity investments.
Fred has over 40 years of investment and corporate finance experience, as a portfolio manager, a private equity investor and an investment banker. Prior to founding Lane Generational in September 2020, Fred was Senior Vice President, Investments at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. from October 2014 to September 2020 and also served as Vice Chairman, Investment Banking from May 2009 to October 2014. Fred was Chairman, CEO and Founder of the investment banking firm Lane, Berry & Co. International, LLC (which was acquired by Raymond James in May 2009) from January 2002 through January 2013. Prior to that, Fred was a Managing Director and Principal of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation (DLJ). Fred joined DLJ in 1976 and was instrumental in the growth of DLJ's investment banking business. He also served as Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at DLJ and as Managing Director – Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse First Boston upon CSFB's acquisition of DLJ in 2000.
His former clients have included Staples (where he was a founding investor); Advanced Micro Devices; Forest Laboratories; ULTA Beauty; Tractor Supply; Berlitz International; Rexnord; Fairchild Industries; Plantronics; and numerous others. Fred is also a highly experienced private equity investor, having invested in more than 80 private companies.
When Fred is not trying to figure out where the world is going and the subsequent investment ramifications, he can be found cycling the back roads of Dover or the south Florida coast. He and his wife, Beth, own two Bouviers de Flanders, a Belgian dog breed of which he is an ardent fan.
Harvard University, AB || MBA
Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Raymond James
Founder & CEO, Lane Berry (Acquired by Raymond James)
Managing Director Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
As Chief Operating Officer, Jack leads and oversees the day-to-day activity at the Lane Generational. Jack also leads research at the firm and co-manages investment strategies alongside Fred. His background in economics helps shape our investment frameworks, and his macroeconomic commentary can be found on our blog.
Jack is a former alpine ski racer, and will occasionally dust off his equipment for an appearance on the World Pro Ski Tour.
Middlebury College, BA in Economics
Wealth Management Analyst, Raymond James
Equity Research Summer Analyst, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co.
Giselle is a tenured compliance professional with over 20 years of SEC regulatory compliance experience with registered investment advisors. She is the founder of Investment Adviser Compliance Consultants, which provides outsourced CCO services to U.S. SEC Registered Investment Advisors. Giselle oversees the firm's compliance program.
Pace University, BBA
Regis University, MBA
Utica College, MS Cybersecurity
Senior Principal Consultant, ACA Compliance Group
VP, Head of Global Core Advisory Compliance, Deutsche Asset Management
Senior Compliance Officer, Allianz Global Investors