Robert Rosenkranz is Chairman of Delphi Capital Management, an investment concern with more than $35 billion in assets under management, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. From 1987 until 2018 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $20 billion in assets. 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. He serves on the board of directors for the Manhattan Institute and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California; and the Serpentine Galleries and Policy Exchange, the center-right think tank, in London. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Visiting Committees for the Departments of Photography and Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965), he was a tax lawyer with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on foreign policy issues and municipal finance. In 1969, he joined Oppenheimer & Company where he was a General Partner when he left to form Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm, in 1978. Mr. Rosenkranz is a longstanding art collector, with prominent collections of Asian art, modern design, and time-based media. He resides in East Hampton, New York and Aspen, Colorado with his wife Alexandra Munroe, Ph.D., Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He has two adult children, Nicholas and Stephanie, both constitutional law scholars.