Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Sean Dobson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amherst, a research and analytics driven financial services holding company that sponsors and develops a broad array of companies assisting institutional investors with their US real estate related exposures.
Sean is also Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Amherst Capital Management. Specializing in U.S. real estate, Amherst Capital focuses on delivering a comprehensive set of asset management capabilities ranging from direct real estate equity to liquid real estate debt related securities.
With more than 25 years of experience analyzing, pricing, originating, servicing and managing a broad range of real estate related risks, Sean is widely recognized as one of the leading strategists in the industry and an expert in all facets of the mortgage markets and their related derivatives.
For over 20 years, the Amherst Holdings companies have provided institutional investors with a suite of financial services related to the U.S. mortgage markets and securitized products. In the period leading up to the Global Financial Crisis, Amherst Holdings research uncovered the mispricing and attendant risk developing in the U.S. residential real estate market. In late 2005, Amherst Holdings suspended conduit operations, and formulated directionally short investment strategies for a global client base. These extensive data resources and proprietary analytical tools have been a key driver for positioning Amherst Holdings as leaders in the areas of behavioral economics and real estate lending risk analysis. Subsequently, Sean spent time personally briefing the White House, legislators, the Federal Reserve Board, and various other agencies.
Sean currently serves as a governing trustee for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and is co-founder of CapCityKids, an Austin based organization helping at risk children in their educational endeavors.