Robert A. Watson, CFP®

Head of Investments

Rob Watson is a Partner & Head of Investments for Destra. Rob also serves as President of Destra Capital Advisors, LLC and DFC Preferred Advisors LLC, both SEC registered investment advisors, as well as President of each of Destra’s mutual funds. Rob chairs the Firm’s Investment Committee, with responsibility for manager research and selection, as well as portfolio oversight and monitoring. In addition, he heads the Firm’s investment product and marketing efforts.

Rob has held numerous roles across an almost 30 year career in the financial services industry. Rob has run product units at Morgan Stanley & Aviva Investors and been responsible for business development and account management teams at Janus & Van Kampen. He has extensive experience in product design and investment implementation, as well as institutional sales and manager due diligence. He holds key industry licenses, is a CFP® certificate holder, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from North Carolina State University.