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Douglas Greenberg heads to Tanzania in readiness to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg and sons depart Oregon to tackle Africa’s tallest mountain.

Following months of preparation, wealth advisor, senior portfolio manager, and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg has this week left the Oregon city of Portland, headed for Tanzania in readiness to climb Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, father of two Greenberg reveals more about the much-anticipated trip, and what’s in store.

Greenberg, accompanied by his two grown-up sons, will travel approximately 15,000 kilometers from his home in Oregon to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa to undertake the challenge of a lifetime. “Even as keen hikers and climbers, our trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro definitely represents our most significant challenge to date,” he explains.

At close to 6,000 meters, Kilimanjaro’s highest volcanic peak soars way above Africa’s second-tallest mountain, Mount Kenya, by hundreds of meters. Bordered by Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania is located within Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas, including the plains of the Serengeti National Park, home to rhino, elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalo, while offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar and Mafia, with the latter, in particular, home to whale sharks and an abundance of incredible coral reefs.

Despite being located on the Earth’s equator, because climbing Mount Kilimanjaro involves ascending close to 20,000 feet, much of the trek consists of tackling immense cold. “Our mission to summit the incredible Mount Kilimanjaro will see my sons and I initially head out through open grassland and dense jungle before reaching alpine forests and magnificent but unforgiving arctic tundra,” reveals Douglas Greenberg.

“We’re under no illusion about the mammoth challenge which lies ahead,” he adds, wrapping up, “but we cannot wait to begin our adventure.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, located 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Douglas Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg Lifelong Love of Dogs

Douglas Greenberg Shares Lifelong Love of Dogs

Family man and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg shares his love of dogs and introduces his curly-coated retriever, Molly.

 

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Douglas Greenberg

With an estimated 90 million pet dogs in the United States, approximately 40 percent of all American households today own one or more of man’s best friend. Lifelong dog lover and former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg introduces his own curly-coated retriever and talks more about his other interests and national pet ownership.

 

“Ever since childhood, I’ve always loved dogs,” explains Greenberg, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and an experienced wealth advisor.

 

Today, Greenberg owns a liver-colored curly-coated retriever named Molasses but called Molly by the family. “I’m extremely fortunate to have Molly in my life, and the whole family loves her,” reveals the proud father of two. “Curly-coated retrievers were originally bred in England for bird and waterfowl hunting, as far back as 1860,” he explains.

 

Praised by the American Kennel Club for their affectionate, playful, and mischievous-but-gentle nature, curly-coated retrievers are also considered more independent and less needy than other retriever breeds. “Molly is a great watchdog and, true to name, a gregarious retriever!” remarks Greenberg. “With almost boundless energy, she enjoys plenty of outdoor exercises, something which is essential for the breed,” he adds.

 

With around 40 percent of all U.S. households owning at least one dog, America is home to more than 90 million of man’s best friend—plus approximately 95 million cats—according to a recent American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey.

 

The figures reveal that, in addition to cats and dogs, American pet owners are further responsible for more than 20 million pet birds, 14 million small animals, over 9 million reptiles, and approximately 7.5 million horses. “Topping the charts, numbers-wise, however,” adds Greenberg, “are aquarium fish, with almost 160 million individual fresh and saltwater fish kept as pets across the nation.”

 

“Accordingly,” the former Morgan Stanley broker continues, “pet care in America is a multi-billion dollar industry, worth tens of billions of dollars annually.”

 

Pet industry expenditure in the U.S. is currently at an all-time high, equivalent to more than $70 billion per year based on the latest estimates, up from approximately $42 billion just a decade ago.

 

Away from dog ownership, Greenberg has traveled extensively across the United States and internationally, both for business and for pleasure. Such travel has afforded the former Morgan Stanley broker with abundant opportunities to indulge in many of his favorite activities and interests, including skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and wine tasting. The seasoned wealth advisor is also a keen climber and is set to travel to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa this month to scale the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro with his two grown-up sons.

 

“When I’m at home and not traveling, I particularly enjoy getting outdoors with Molly, and taking in the beautiful local scenery here in Clackamas County, Oregon,” adds the international jet-setter, wrapping up.

 

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, located 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley Executive Director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

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Douglas Greenberg Shares His Love of Wine Tasting

Broker Douglas Greenberg shares his passion for wine tasting and reveals more about the process.

 

Douglas Greenberg Business ProfileIn addition to professional wine tasting, commonly carried out by sommeliers and others in the industry, more informal, recreational tasting is today a popular activity the world over. A seasoned broker, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager from Portland, Oregon, Douglas Greenberg reveals more about his love of recreational wine tasting and shares further details about the process.

 

“Wine tasting, whether in a professional or personal, more recreational context, represents the examination and evaluation of different wine varieties from around the world,” explains Greenberg, a former broker with multinational investment bank and financial services firm Morgan Stanley.

 

While those tasting for recreational enjoyment are typically focused on personal appreciation, industry professionals are largely committed to a more analytical approach, according to Greenberg. “Still,” he adds, “wine tasting across the board is very much about describing the range of perceived aromas, flavors, and other characteristics of a wine, whether an individual is an expert or simply someone who enjoys the wine tasting process.”

 

Greenberg goes on to reveal that while wine tasting dates back as far as the initial production of the alcoholic beverage itself thousands of years ago, even so-called ‘modern’ wine tasting processes and terminology have their roots in history as early as the 14th century. The very term ‘tasting,’ for example, in regards to evaluating wine, he says, is understood to have first appeared in 1519.

 

“Later refined and formalized in the 18th century, wine tasting largely centers around appearance, aroma, mouth sensation, complexity and character, and what’s known as the finish, or aftertaste,” adds Greenberg.

 

More formal wine tasting scenarios, he says, whether carried out in a professional or recreational capacity, may also look to address what’s known as potential, or a wine’s suitability for either aging or for immediate drinking, as well as any possible faults. “Findings are then considered based on, and in respect to, other wines in a similar price range, and according to factors such as vintage or the region in which a wine was produced,” adds the former Morgan Stanley broker.

 

“Wine-making techniques may also be considered,” Greenberg continues, “such as a barrel or malolactic fermentation, with notes also made surrounding any unusual or otherwise remarkable characteristics of a particular wine variety or vintage.”

 

Common sensory descriptors used in the tasting of red wines include black cherry, smoke, spice, chocolate, and red fruits. White grape variety descriptors, meanwhile, include butter, apple, vanilla, herbs, and citrus.

 

“Tasting events typically address between three and eight wines,” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “usually served either as different vintages of the same wine variety, from the same winery, or as the same vintage, but from a variety of different wineries, in order to best emphasize the subtle differences in winery styles.”

 

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg reflects on the significance of family

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Family man Douglas Greenberg opens up about the weight of importance of close family.

Known for his love of traveling, sports, and past work with multinational investment bank and financial services company Morgan Stanley, Douglas Greenberg places the importance of close family above all else. The seasoned broker, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager explains more as he shares his thoughts on the importance of family life.

“Family life is incredibly important to me, and, as a family, we regularly attend live sports events, partake in a variety of outdoor activities—including hiking, sailing, skiing, and scuba diving—and regularly travel the world together,” reveals the broker, formerly of Morgan Stanley, “and there’s nothing I hold in higher regard than my family.”

Greenberg and his family have not long since returned from a skiing trip to British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province. “We massively enjoy skiing as a family, and Canada is home to some of the best places in the world to enjoy the sport,” adds the father of two.

Also a family of keen hikers and climbers, Doulgas Greenberg and his two grown-up sons are set to travel to Africa this summer to climb the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. “This June, my sons and I will head to north-easternmost Africa to climb Kilimanjaro,” says former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg, “and there’s nobody else on earth who I’d rather make the momentous trip with than my two boys.”

As a family, Portland Timbers fans the Greenbergs are also fans of professional basketball and are keen volunteers, supporting numerous charities, nonprofit organizations, and other good causes both locally and nationally. “From enjoying sports together to volunteering, the weight of importance which I place upon family life and time spent together is almost immeasurable,” reveals the proud father, “and I often reflect upon how lucky I am to have two such wonderful sons.”

A lifelong dog lover, Greenberg currently owns a chocolate-colored curly-coated retriever. “Molly, my curly-coated retriever, represents, without a doubt, another member of the family,” he explains, wrapping up, “and I love nothing more than getting outdoors with her and taking in the beautiful local scenery here in Oregon.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, and Senior Portfolio Manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg reveals continued passion for the outdoors

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From skiing and hiking to sailing and scuba diving, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg reflects on his lifelong passion for the outdoors.

An advanced skier and scuba diver who’s also experienced in sailing and a wide variety of other outdoor pursuits and activities, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg has traveled the globe in order to indulge in his numerous pastimes and other passions. Many of these, he reveals, reflect a lifelong love of the outdoors for the experienced asset allocation and alternative investment specialist as he discusses the topic in more detail.

Contributing toward a worldwide travel and tourism sector today worth an estimated $7.5 trillion annually, global traveler, sports fan, and father of two Douglas Greenberg’s next planned trip is to north-easternmost Africa. Here, he and his sons will head to Tanzania to scale the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro. At close to 6,000 meters tall, Mount Kilimanjaro’s most impressive peak soars above Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by several hundred meters. The family’s trip to Africa is scheduled for June 2019.

“I’ve traveled all over the world,” reveals Greenberg, “which has allowed me to indulge in many of my favorite activities, and for that, I’m incredibly grateful.”

Born in Texas before moving to Tustin in Southern California for high school, Greenberg is now a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Greenberg’s other recent travels have taken him and his family to Canada, Europe, and Asia. The Dallas native has previously journeyed across much of the globe, with his love of travel developing from a young age. His other interests, he says, include watching live sports, visiting vineyards, and wine tasting.

A particular fan of professional basketball, the father of two is also an avid volunteer, supporting numerous nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes. A dog lover, Greenberg also owns a curly-coated retriever named Molly.

“When I’m at home and not traveling, I particularly enjoy getting outdoors with my wonderful dog, Molly, and taking in the beautiful local scenery here in Lake Oswego, Oregon,” adds the seasoned jet-setter, wrapping up.

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, and Senior Portfolio Manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

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Douglas Greenberg Counts Down to Africa Trip and Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Asset allocation and alternative investments specialist Douglas Greenberg looks forward to his upcoming Africa trip as he and his sons prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

Douglas Greenberg Business ProfileA former Morgan Stanley broker specializing in asset allocation, alternative investments, and wealth advice, Douglas Greenberg is set to travel to Africa this summer to climb the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro with his two grown-up sons. Here, Texas-native Greenberg shares more about the forthcoming trip.

 

“This June, my sons and I will travel approximately 15,000 kilometers from our home in Oregon to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa, home to the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro,” reveals Portland-area former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg.

 

Greenberg and family are well-traveled, visiting a vast array of countries around the world in their pursuit of some of the planet’s best skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and hiking opportunities.

 

His plan to travel to Tanzania later this year, however, he says, represents his most significant challenge to date. “While in Africa, my sons and I will tackle the continent’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro,” explains Greenberg.

 

Approaching 6,000 meters tall, Mount Kilimanjaro’s most impressive volcanic peak soars way above Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by several hundred meters. “As a family, we’re all extremely excited to travel to Tanzania this summer,” reveals Greenberg, “and preparations for our Kilimanjaro climb are now well underway.”

 

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Bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. Greenberg and his sons will initially head out through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and Mount Kilimanjaro’s magnificent but unforgiving arctic tundra.

 

“Even as experienced climbers,” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “we’re under no illusion about the challenge which lies ahead, but we cannot wait to get going.”

 

The family’s trip to Africa is scheduled for summer of 2019.

 

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg Counts Down to Africa Trip and Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Asset allocation and alternative investments specialist Douglas Greenberg looks forward to his upcoming Africa trip as he and his sons prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

Douglas Greenberg
Douglas Greenberg

A former Morgan Stanley broker specializing in asset allocation, alternative investments, and wealth advice, Douglas Greenberg is set to travel to Africa this summer to climb the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro with his two grown-up sons. Here, Texas-native Greenberg shares more about the forthcoming trip.

 

“This June, my sons and I will travel approximately 15,000 kilometers from our home in Oregon to Tanzania in north-easternmost Africa, home to the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro,” reveals Portland-area former Morgan Stanley broker Greenberg.

 

Greenberg and family are well-traveled, visiting a vast array of countries around the world in their pursuit of some of the planet’s best skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and hiking opportunities.

 

His plan to travel to Tanzania later this year, however, he says, represents his most significant challenge to date. “While in Africa, my sons and I will tackle the continent’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro,” explains Greenberg.

 

Approaching 6,000 meters tall, Mount Kilimanjaro’s most impressive volcanic peak soars way above Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, by several hundred meters. “As a family, we’re all extremely excited to travel to Tanzania this summer,” reveals Greenberg, “and preparations for our Kilimanjaro climb are now well underway.”

 

Bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania is positioned within Africa’s Great Lakes region. Greenberg and his sons will initially head out through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and Mount Kilimanjaro’s magnificent but unforgiving arctic tundra.

 

“Even as experienced climbers,” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “we’re under no illusion about the challenge which lies ahead, but we cannot wait to get going.”

 

The family’s trip to Africa is scheduled for summer of 2019.

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland.

 

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

 

A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg Offers a Closer Look at Asset Allocation

Douglas Greenberg Offers a Closer Look at Asset Allocation

Portland-area former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg provides an expert look at asset allocation strategies.

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Douglas Greenberg

An investment strategy which aims to balance risk and reward, asset allocation does so by apportioning an investor’s assets according to their goals, tolerance for risk, and so-called investment horizon. A former Morgan Stanley broker specializing in asset allocation, as well as alternative investments and wealth advice, Douglas Greenberg offers a closer look at asset allocation strategies.

“Having ascertained an investor’s goals, risk tolerance, and investment horizon or timeframe, successful asset allocation relies heavily on addressing the characteristics of different asset classes within an overall portfolio,” reveals Greenberg. Different asset classes, he further explains, can include, for example, stocks, bonds, real estate, and cash.

“Asset allocation echoes the old adage about not putting all of one’s eggs in a single basket,” adds Greenberg. “Distinct asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate, will perform differently over time,” the former Morgan Stanley broker continues, “as a result of economic conditions, market forces, and other variables such as government policies.”

According to Greenberg, when an individual diversifies their investments across a range of asset classes, they are, in effect, significantly reducing their overall risk. “If one asset class, let’s say, should, unfortunately, perform poorly, this, when employing a well-considered asset allocation strategy, can be offset by other, better-performing asset classes,” adds the expert.

 

Douglas Greenberg Tips for New Investors

Aspiring investors looking into asset allocation strategies should first identify and assess their objectives, time horizons, and openness to risk before identifying their target portfolio and selecting their investments, according to Greenberg.

This is something which, he says, often relies upon a considerable degree of introspection and planning. “It’s also vitally important to remember to periodically review and rebalance further down the line,” suggests the expert.

“Furthermore,” he adds, wrapping up, “it’s also considered the good practice to diversify investment holdings not just across asset classes, but within them, too.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation.

A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

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Douglas Greenberg explains alternative investments

Former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg takes a closer look at so-called alternative investments.

Investments made in assets beyond stocks, bonds, and cash, alternative investments are, says Douglas Greenberg, investments employing strategies which exist outside of more traditional methods of investing. A former Morgan Stanley broker and an expert in the field of alternative investments, Greenberg offers a closer look at the process.

“First and foremost, alternative investments offer broader diversification,” explains Greenberg, “reducing risk, and, often, greatly enhancing potential returns.”

Alternative investments are, he says, beneficial investment strategies for those wishing to build more diverse portfolios, outside of the realms of more traditional funds.

Popular alternative investments, according to Greenberg, include commodities, real estate, private equity, and hedge funds. “Commodities, such as oil and natural gas, precious and industrial metals, and agricultural products—and investments made in them—come with several benefits,” explains the expert.

Rising and falling in value in line with supply and demand, commodities, he says, often help to protect against inflation, at least to some degree. “Also, commodities, in the form of index funds, commodity funds, and futures-based commodity funds, aren’t sensitive to movements in public equity markets,” adds Douglas Greenberg, “offering a degree of protection from the risks associated with investments in that particular arena.”

Of real estate, he continues, “Real estate is also beneficial for portfolio diversification, with publicly exchange-traded funds, for example, affording investors an excellent, low barrier opportunity to embrace this form of alternative investment.”

Other benefits, says Greenberg, include long-term returns, capital gains potential, and the option to embrace real estate investment trusts.

Greenberg also touches on private equity investment which, he says, offers further potential for greater diversification and returns. “Private equity investments are particularly good for long-term strategic focus,” adds the expert.

Lastly, Greenberg turns to hedge funds. “Particularly in non-traditional markets, hedge funds are a form of alternative investment capable of offering a level of diversification tricky to find anywhere else.”

Grouped into categories including managed futures, global macro, and multi-strategy, such investments are distinct, he says, in that they offer fewer restrictions on investments which are less correlated, and employ strategies designed to seek out inefficiencies in the market, affording the potential to add significant value both in the short and long term.

“Often misunderstood, and mislabeled as ‘exotic’ or ‘high-risk,'” Greenberg adds, wrapping up, “alternative investments should, in fact, I believe, represent an integral part of almost any investor’s portfolio.”

Texas-born father of two Douglas Greenberg is a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, located 10 miles south of Portland. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education programs and a former Morgan Stanley executive director, wealth advisor, and senior portfolio manager, Greenberg is known for his problem-solving skills, as well as specializing in alternative investments and asset allocation. A fan of professional soccer and basketball, Greenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, sailing, and wine tasting in addition to travel, skiing, and scuba diving.

Douglas Greenberg - Love of Hiking

Former Morgan Stanley Broker Douglas Greenberg Shares Love of Hiking

Experienced broker Douglas Greenberg reflects on his passion for hiking as he prepares for a new challenge later this year.

 

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Douglas Greenberg

Defined as ‘a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails, and in rural landscapes,’ hiking is a hugely popular activity both in the U.S. and globally, with established hiking organizations today in operation worldwide. Here, former Morgan Stanley broker Douglas Greenberg shares his love of hiking and reflects on the health benefits as he prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania later this year.

 

“The 8.5-mile trail to the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, is the oldest continually used hiking trail in the United States,” reveals Greenberg, who today is settled over 3,000 miles west in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

 

The coastal state of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest, is particularly well known for its diverse landscapes which incorporate a combination of forests, mountains, farmland, beaches, and more. “Accordingly, much of Oregon is widely praised for its hiking opportunities,” notes Greenberg, whose home in Lake Oswego is just 10 miles from downtown Portland.

 

“The city of Portland, in addition to being a popular base for keen hikers wishing to explore the many forest trails and mountains in the surrounding areas, is further famed for its culture, today home to an abundance of trendy coffee shops, microbreweries, and farm-to-table restaurants,” reveals the experienced broker, known for specializing in asset allocation and alternative investments.

 

America’s many national parks also offer some of the best hiking, not just in the country, but internationally, according to Greenberg. “Yosemite and Sequoia are particularly well recognized for their excellent hiking,” he adds. Elsewhere, some of the nation’s best known and most trekked hiking trails include the famous Appalachian Trail, running from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine to Georgia, and the Pacific Crest Trail, a complete border-to-border trail between Canada and Mexico.

 

“From staying in shape and helping to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure, hiking also has many health benefits,” reveals Greenberg. Studies have also demonstrated that hiking can help to improve and maintain mental health, slow the aging process, prevent osteoporosis, and more.

 

Looking for a new challenge, Greenberg is set to travel to Tanzania later this year to hike Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

Undertaking the climb with his two grown-up sons, the Greenbergs will first travel through grassland and jungle before reaching alpine forests and arctic tundra as they ascend the infamous almost 6,000-meter-tall mountain. The family’s trip is scheduled for June 2019.

 

In addition to hiking, the University of Texas at Dallas graduate, former Morgan Stanley broker, and father-of-two Douglas Greenberg’s other passions include following live sports, skiing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and wine tasting. Raised in Dallas, Texas, Portland Timbers fan and season ticket holder Greenberg also owns a curly-coated retriever named Molly and is a keen supporter of a number of charitable organizations and other good causes.