Robert Rosenkranz is a financier, a philanthropist, and has been continuously involved in public policy issues. He is currently CEO of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $20 billion in assets, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. Delphi grew from one of his acquisitions and increased its value 100-fold under his leadership. He is the Founder and Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S., a public policy debate series that provides a forum for reasoned public discourse. Intelligence Squared U.S. debates are held live in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, are broadcast on over 220 public radio stations, and reach millions through various digital media platforms. Mr. Rosenkranz has presented more than 125 debates, discussing the arguments on both sides of virtually every public policy issue of the day. This initiative is primarily funded by the Rosenkranz Foundation, which he established, and which also supports such conservative policy organizations as AEI, the Federalist Society, Cato, and Manhattan Institute.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenkranz was a tax lawyer with Cahill, Gordon & Reindel (where he drafted the New York City income tax code as a pro bono activity) and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on national security issues (with a special focus on foreign policy crisis management). He began his finance career at Oppenheimer & Co., where he became a general partner before starting Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Manhattan Institute and of Policy Exchange, the center-right policy think tank, in London. In 2009, Yale University dedicated Rosenkranz Hall, which houses the Political Science and International Studies departments. He is married to Dr. Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965).