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Bob Robbins

936 Mountain Creek Road, U219

Chattanooga, TN 37405


Seeking Maximum Gains & Raising Cash Often

About Robbins Capital Management Inc.

Robbins Capital Management focuses on investment management of stocks and bonds to maximize wealth gains and minimize inherent risk.

Very Highly-Ranked Returns -- 13.2% net average annually propelling $100,000 invested 29.4 years ago 20-fold to $2,050,000 2/24/21 -- single manager, S&P 500 oriented, long only, no margin, net of all costs, which averaged about 2.0% annually, so gross returns were about 15.0% average annually.

Unheard-Of Cash Raising among long-only investment advisors and mutual funds -- RCM has raised >25% cash equivalents an average of twice annually -- aimed at preserving capital, comforting investors in bear markets, and attracting prospects eager to invest in equities but seeking lower than S&P 500 declines.

Strict Sell Disciplines to reduce declines and reduce taxes -- Cut losses short; Let gains run.

Minimizing Taxes -- over 5-year periods all gains are usually taxed as long-term capital gains.

Productive Strategy -- Ride the coattails of the smartest investors who pay billions of dollars for the best information on stocks. They start powerful uptrends and downtrends, and RCM aims to detect those trends early enough -- especially via chart and strategic analysis.

Broad, Soundly Based System -- stocks are selected based on fundamental, technical (chart), and quantitative analysis. While scanning the spectrum of information, RCM aims to identify and capitalize on the most critical factors. This very broad system should intuitively reduce downside risk and increase reward.

Agility --- Because RCMs assets are small, it can buy and sell stocks without moving the price noticeably.

No Biases, e.g., against foreign stocks -- RCM evenly considers hundreds of foreign stocks which are excluded from consideration by most money managers, as well as excluded from the S&P 500 and the broader Russell indices. Studies over many decades show that investing 25% of portfolios in large-cap foreign stocks increased reward while reducing risk.

Varied Management -- RCM has two main services --1) Regular S&P 500 oriented, aimed at exceeding the S&P 500 Total Return, and 2) Conservative, characterized mainly by less stock market exposure, especially during market declines, and aimed at capturing at least the substantial majority of the S&P 500s Total Return. Both approaches attempt to minimize volatility.

General: RCM has provided stock and bond portfolio management to individuals, limited partnerships, retirement plans, trusts, and a health charity with investment management of stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), closed and open end mutual funds, and bonds. RCM does not provide financial planning but does examine risk and suitability of each client. Existing accounts are managed at Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, but others may be feasible.

General Information

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Name of Broker/Dealer

Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo

Name of Custodial Firm

Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo

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Work Experience

Robbins Capital Management 2004-present. Chief Investment Strategist of The Robinson-Humphrey Co 1986-2002 (Shearson Lehman Hutton, Solomon Smith Barney, Citibank, SunTrust) -- rated most useful analyst by 1,000 financial advisors last 5 consecutive years. Best S&P 500 Forecasts Business Week 1996--2000. Special guest of Louis Rukeyser on Wall Street Week 1990 & 1998. Thomson McKinnon, chief investment strategist 1984-1985. Hedge Fund Partnerships 1983-2017. Bankers Trust NYC 1976-1983, while researching all available strategies and tactics of forecasting stocks and the stock market : Industry analyst of energy, commodities, investment brokers, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average. Citibank NYC 1973-1976 technology analyst & investment strategist.

Work with the following types of clients

Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors, Businesses

Advisory Services Provided

Tax Advice and Services, Financial Planning for Individuals, Education Funding and Planning, Risk Management, Money Management, Wealth Management, 401K Rollovers, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning & Trusts, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Portfolio Management


Investment Types

Mutual Funds, Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Can meet clients in the following ways

Your Office, Via Email, Via Phone, Video Conference, Your Home


Registered Investment Advisor


Acknowledged fiduciary


Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years

Don't have a clean record

Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years

Have a clean record

Qualifications & Membership

Securities Licenses

Series 63, Series 65

Firm Information

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Assets Managed by Firm

$19 million

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Advisor's Number of Managed Clients


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Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure


Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts


Fee % Based on Assets

0.5 - 1.0%

Additional Details on Charges

Because my 29 1/2 years' 13.2% net average annual returns ($100,000 invested has become $2,050,000) exceeded the S&P 500's average annual return of 11.5%, I charge Qualified Clients (with >$2 million net worth excluding home but including spouse) a performance fee: 20% of returns net of all fees exceeding the S&P 500's Total Return (including dividends). Historically a low percentage of managers exceed this benchmark, especially over decades. Moreover, Robbins Capital Management has a single manager.

Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts



A.B. is the Latin equivalent for Bachelor of Arts - economics, English

Dartmouth College
8/1965 - 6/1969

Masters of Business Administration - Business

Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth
8/1971 - 6/1973


My regulatory record: First I underreported minimum regulatory capital due to inadvertent omission of receivables that were valid and collected the next month. However, TN regulators refused to acknowledge compliance and fined my firm $1,000. The second violation was overlooking a question (among dozens) on Form ADV about the consent order (CO) of the prior violation, so my answer remained NO, and should have been changed to YES. However, the same CO was redundantly questioned on Part II of the same Form ADV, where I disclosed it in several sentences and routinely cited this Form ADV in my emails to clients. My firm paid a $1,500 fine. // Past Performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, and there is no guarantee of profit or against loss.