Douglas Altabef

Launching a new Blog

While the world is probably not sitting on tenderhooks waiting for a new blog, I actually look forward to saying some unusual, unexpected or, at least, interestingly phrased thoughts.

A little about myself. My wife Linda and I made aliyah from Westchester County NY to Rosh Pina in the Upper Galil in 2009 with the youngest of our four children. Until the end of last year, I continued to work as a senior partner in a Manhattan-based money management boutique firm. This meant NY hours and monthly trips back to the US.

Happily, that ended at the end of 2013, and I now spend my time serving as an active Board member of such powerful Israeli NGOs as Im Tirtzu, The Israel Independence Fund and Haliba.

In the US I was a sought after commentator on financial TV and radio (Why not, the price was right.) and so I am used to expressing a point of view.

I have had a few pieces picked up here as Op Eds by Arutz Sheva, and my wife and some friends have been actively pushing me to do this for some time.

So, here goes. Let’s enjoy the ride together, and I hope I can provide you with some context, perspective and food for thought.


About the Author
After a successful money management career in NYC, Doug Altabef made aliyah to Rosh Pina with his wife Linda and their youngest of four kids in 2009. As a money manager, Doug was a frequent guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNNfn TV as well as Wall Street Radio, which was syndicated out to dozens of radio stations throughout the US. Today he spends his time serving as Chairman of the Board of Im Tirtzu and a Director of the Israel Independence Fund, where he has been privileged to get some amazing insights into how people are making a difference here. Doug also has invested in several early stage Israeli companies and is a big believer in the Start Up Nation attractiveness of Israeli technology.