Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Dobson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amherst Holdings, LLC, 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.
With more than 25 years of experience analyzing, pricing, originating, servicing and managing a broad range of real estate related risks, Mr. Dobson 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 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 Crises, Amherst research uncovered the mispricing and attendant risk developing in the US 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 market leaders in the areas of behavioral economics and real estate lending risk analysis.
Under Mr. Dobson’s leadership, Amherst Holdings’ advice and performance during the financial crisis earned Amherst Holdings merit and recognition as a valued advisor to many federal agencies and policy makers endeavoring to construct a more stable set of housing policies and programs.
Mr. Dobson 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.