Over the last 30 years, Steven Sanders has fine-tuned his leadership, investment, and entrepreneurial skills in the dynamically changing emerging manager investment industry. In 2008, Mr. Sanders formed Beltraith Capital to execute on his vision to acquire, enhance and grow small to mid-sized institutional investment management firms. He currently serves as Chairman of Beltraith Capital, LLC. In 2009, Beltraith made its first acquisition, Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC. Post the transaction, Steve and his team grew Stoneridge from approximately $200 Million to $1.3 Billion in assets under management, through 2015. More recently, in July of 2015, Mr. Sanders continued to execute on his vision by merging the $500 Million fixed income portfolio management division of Stoneridge Investment Partners with PMG Advisors, a $1.1 Billion specialty institutional fixed income firm. Through this transaction, Mr. Sanders increased Beltraith’s holding companies total assets under management to approximately $2.3 Billion. In September 2015, Beltraith partnered with Emerald Advisers and formed EmStone Advisers, LLC to develop and manage alternative fixed income portfolios. In addition, Mr. Sanders serves as Chief Executive officer and Chief Investment Strategist for both StoneRidge PMG Advisors, LLC and Emstone Advisers, LLC.
Prior to joining StoneRidge, from 2006-2009, Mr. Sanders served as Chief Investment Strategist at Creative Financial Group Asset Management. While there, Mr. Sanders developed and co-managed the firm’s absolute return, macro-economic thematic investment strategy and served as Chairman & CEO of First Genesis Financial Group.
From 1996-2005, Mr. Sanders served as President and equity portfolio manager at MDL Capital, an institutional equity and fixed income money management firm. Prior to joining MDL Capital, Mr. Sanders served as a Partner and portfolio strategist with Hunt & Sanders where he implemented portfolio strategies for institutional and high net worth clients from 1986-1996.
Mr. Sanders has provided economic and financial market commentary to national and local television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, ABC World News, Fox TV, and CN8’s Money Matters Today. From 2007-2014, he co-hosted and co-produced Financial Voices; a weekly financial and economic awareness program which aired on 900AM WURD Radio in Philadelphia and broadcast internationally via the web. Mr. Sanders has served as a spokesperson for Citibank Master Card and Visa’s national financial education program and authored a booklet about the virtues of investing, saving and spending wisely, “Money Matters for Young Adults”. Mr. Sanders serves as a member of the board of To Our Children’s Future With Health and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Philadelphia Foundation and United Bank of Philadelphia. Mr. Sanders holds a B.B.A. in Risk Management from Howard University.