Mr. Ernest S. Rady is a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Assets Trust, Inc., a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at American Assets Investment Management LLC, a Chairman at Insurance Co. of the West, at American Assets Capital Advisers LLC, a Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at American Assets, Inc., at American Assets Trust LP and a Member at Chancellor's Associates.
He is on the Board of Directors at Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., CalPrivate Bank, ICW Group Holdings, Inc., Private Bancorp of America, Inc., The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and UC San Diego Foundation.
Mr. Rady founded Insurance Company of the West and has served as its Chief Investment Officer for 35 years. Managed institutional capital since 1973. Built Westcorp into the largest auto finance company in the United States with $17B in assets. Westcorp was sold to Wachovia in 2006, where Mr. Rady joined the Board of Directors. was previously employed as a Chairman by Wachovia Dealer Services, Inc., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Western Financial Bank, by Westcorp, Inc., a Chairman-Trustees Board & Treasurer by Rady Children's Hospital & Health Center of San Diego, a Principal by San Diego Padres Baseball Club, by Smith Energy Services, Inc., by Summit Resources LLC and a Trustee by Scripps Health.
He also served on the board at Coronado First Bank, Wachovia Corp. and San Diego Private Bank /Old/.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba and a graduate degree from the University of Manitoba.