Executive Director and Senior Research Analyst, Rabobank
What is your focus in IoT?
The Food and Agriculture (F&A) industry is experiencing transformational changes within virtually every part of the value chain. IoT is a focus area for me in my research and advisory practice at Rabobank, that given smart connected devices coupled with AI and machine learning, will help F&A modernize itself and operate more sustainably.
How do you hope to make a difference with that focus?
I hope to add value to LABS' core mission by helping raise awareness to the challenges facing the planet and inspiring others to take action to protect and enhance our natural resources.
Kenneth S. Zuckerberg AIF® AFA® is an Executive Director and Senior Research Analyst within RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group.
Ken is responsible for managing FAR's research mandate in the North American Farm Inputs sector (Crop Protection Chemicals, Equipment, Fertilizer, Seeds, Ag Technology, Water.) He brings to the Bank more than 25 years of institutional investment research and asset management experience in diverse industries and sectors including Agribusiness, Consumer Staples & Discretionary, Financials, Industrials and Technology.
Prior to joining Rabobank in 2014, Ken was the Senior Managing Partner of Carlan Advisors, LLC, an independent research and consulting firm he founded in 2003. He also served in senior research roles with several leading investment management firms, namely Train Babcock Advisors LLC (including as Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee) and before that, Lazard Asset Management. Prior to that, Ken conducted equity and credit research on the global insurance industry at Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley), Moody’s Investors Services and Keefe, Bruyette and Woods and is well known throughout the insurance and reinsurance sector as a subject matter expert.
He holds a Graduate Certificate in Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management from The Wharton School, has completed executive education programs at Cornell University (Leadership & Strategy) and Harvard Business School (Agribusiness) and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Ken is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary AIF® and Accredited Financial Analyst AFA®.