Robert A. Dye, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. He leads the Comerica Economics Department and provides commentary and research on the U.S. economy and the economies of Michigan, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida to Comerica, its clients and to national and regional media outlets.
Dye is the winner of the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for 2015 for having the most accurate macroeconomic forecasts among the nation’s top forecasters.
Prior to joining Comerica, Dye was Senior Vice President and Senior Economist for PNC Financial Services Group. Previously, he served as Vice President and Economist at Realpoint and Senior Economist for Moody’s Economy.com and Wharton Econometrics. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Business Economics and past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Marietta College, Dye earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in Natural Resources from Ball State University and a doctorate in Energy Management and Policy from University of Pennsylvania. Follow Dye on Twitter @Comerica_Econ.
Peter A. Sorrentino, CFA, is the senior vice president and chief investment officer of Comerica Asset Management Group, the investment management division of Comerica. Sorrentino reports to Michael W. Malone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comerica Securities, Comerica Asset Management and World Asset Management.
In addition to developing investment strategies for Comerica's high net worth and institutional clients, Sorrentino is responsible for the firm's passive and active investment strategies, alternative investments, operations and administration and new products.
Sorrentino also serves as Chairman of the Comerica Investment Policy Committee, the governing body responsible for establishing the company's asset allocation policies, as well as Comerica Asset Management's primary spokesperson in national media on investment philosophy, asset allocation, market sector analysis and other market matters. He will be based in Dallas, Texas, in Comerica Bank's headquarters at Comerica Bank Tower.
Sorrentino, 57, joins Comerica from Huntington Asset Advisors, where he served as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager, and the lead portfolio manager for the Huntington Real Strategies Fund, Huntington VA Real Strategies Fund and the Huntington Disciplined Equity Fund. Other responsibilities at Huntington included managing individual customer portfolios, option strategies and alternative investments. Over his 36 years of service in the investment arena, he has held positions with Bank One Ohio Trust Company, Star Bank and Bartlett & Co. LLC, the latter for which he served as chief investment officer.
Sorrentino was awarded his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1993, and earned his Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Accounting from University of Cincinnati College of Business.