Prior to joining Fort Washington in June 2003, Sargen's experience encompassed many years as an international economist and global money manager. He previously served as Managing Director for JP Morgan Chase in New York, where he was Chief Investment Strategist for JP Morgan Private Bank. He has also served as Managing Director for Prudential Insurance Company, where he was Chief Investment Officer for Global Fixed Income Advisors. Previously, he was Director, Bond Market Research, for Salomon Brothers. His experience includes positions with Morgan Guaranty Trust, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Sargen was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, where he earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Stanford University; he received an undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of California – Berkeley. He has taught courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and Xavier University, where he is also an executive in residence.
Sargen frequently contributes research articles on global investing to various publications, and he was a regular panelist with Louis Rukeyser from 2001 through 2004. Sargen has written extensively on international financial markets, and he recently authored a book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets. He is busy working on his second book, titled Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets.