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about Robert Rosenkranz

New York-based philanthropist and businessman Robert Rosenkranz serves as the CEO of Delphi Financial Group, Inc. Since establishing Delphi in 1987, Robert Rosenkranz has grown the company into a formidable insurance services firm with a focus on group employee benefits and asset accumulation businesses. The firm was acquired by Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., in 2012, and now manages assets in excess of $14 billion.

For the past three decades, Robert Rosenkranz has also led the Acorn family of investment and private equity partnerships, which is affiliated with several other investment programs. Together, these entities constitute a diversified portfolio that represents a broad range of hedge funds and investment strategies valued at over $1 billion.

In addition to his financial concerns, Robert Rosenkranz is a dedicated philanthropist. In 1985, he founded The Rosenkranz Foundation, a nonprofit focused on supporting the arts, public policy, and higher education. Among the foundation’s primary beneficiaries is Intelligence Squared U.S., a nationally broadcast series of formal policy debates intended to present opposing viewpoints on a wide variety of topics in a respectful, thoughtful forum. The foundation has also endowed a writer-in-residence position at Yale University and funded exhibitions at Asia Society, The Guggenheim Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Prior to establishing his current businesses, Robert Rosenkranz functioned in a number of capacities as an economist, an entrepreneur, and a lawyer. After receiving his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale, Mr. Rosenkranz earned his JD from Harvard Law School. For several years thereafter, he practiced law in the New York-based international law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and then joined The RAND Corporation as an economist. Subsequently, Mr. Rosenkranz served as a general partner at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., which he left in 1978 to establish Rosenkranz & Co., a private equity firm which acquired Delphi in 1987.                            

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Jan 1987Present


Delphi Capital Management

Robert Rosenkranz is the Chief Executive Officer of Delphi Financial Group. Mr Rosenkranz founded Delphi in 1987 and has been the driving force behind Delphi’s growth and development culminating in the sale to Tokio Marine in 2012.

Mr. Rosenkranz is also the principal of the Acorn family of investment partnerships. He founded Acorn as a multi-manager, multi-strategy investment program 30 years ago. Acorn and other of Mr. Rosenkranz's affiliates manage assets exceeding $1 billion, invested in a broadly diversified global mix of hedge funds and proprietary strategies.


JD, Law

Harvard Law School