\r\nMr. Columbus is Chief Market Strategist\/Senior Managing Director of First Allied Asset Management (FAAM), our captive money management subsidiary, which serves First Allieds affiliated advisors. His diversified background equips him with a unique perspective on macro-economic issues, combining geo-political knowledge with investment expertise to help guide the FAAM Investment Committee. \r\n\r\n\r\nMr. Columbus is one of Wall Streets most recognizable figures as a regular guest on CNBCs Kudlow & Company and Power Lunch, where he discusses market events and trends, and delivers astute commentary on issues pertinent to investors.\r\nPrior to First Allied, Mr. Columbus was the Chief Market Strategist for Thomson Financial, a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. \r\n\r\n\r\nMr. Columbus also serves as the Chair of the Entrepreneurship program at Grove City College, in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where he works on programs designed to educate students to transform society through commercial and social enterprise. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, holds an MBA from Penn State University, and a law degree from Indiana University. He also was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives.\r\n
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