Mr. Izenstark is a Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of IRON Financial. He is responsible for oversight of IRON’s investment management, research and trading capabilities and for the oversight and management of the firm’s approximately $1.8 Billion in current client assets.
Since IRON’s founding in 1994, Mr. Izenstark’s focus has been on designing specialized Fixed Income and Equity strategies that seek to reduce portfolio volatility and downside risk while earning competitive returns through full market cycles. Under the guidance of Mr. Izenstark, the IRON organization has grown from managing a small portfolio in 1994 to today managing approximately $1.8 Billion in assets for a range of Intermediary, Institutional and High Net Worth investors.
Prior to Co-Founding IRON Financial in 1994, Mr. Izenstark was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he specialized in the trading of Fixed Income and Equity derivatives. Mr. Izenstark began investing in High Yield fixed income securities in 1988 while a member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) – where he first developed the investment process that has evolved into the full investment methodology IRON uses today in managing the IRON Strategic Income Fund. Mr. Izenstark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University and he holds the FINRA Series 2 and 65 licenses.