Roland will receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business and Economics from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) on October 6. A 1956 graduate of CSULA, Roland will accept his award at the Alumni Awards, an event designed to pay tribute to alumni, faculty and students who manifest outstanding achievement in their professional fields, in service to their communities, in public service, in academic pursuits and in service to the University.
Roland is chairman of Spectrum Asset Management, Inc., a manager of preferred securities, with over $14.1 billion in assets under management. Spectrum was founded in 1987 and has been a wholly owned and independently run affiliate of Principal Global Investors, a member of the Principal Financial Group®, since 2001. Spectrum has a team of sixteen dedicated investment professionals and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
Roland is a 2010 graduate of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management Presidents and Key Executives program, an elite MBA degree offered exclusively to executive visionaries and “C-level” business leaders.