Alexander Korelin has been involved in the financial community since 1967 when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington with a dual major in Economics and Russian literature. He went on to receive his Masters in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis Finance and International Trade, from the University of Puget Sound in 1978.
He founded A.B. Korelin and Associates in 1982. The focus of the Company has always been on the mining industry. Al and his associates specialize in completing the regulatory work that needed to be done in order for Canadian mining companies to be traded in the United States on major exchanges.
In addition to his regulatory work, Al was an active member of the Board of Directors of American Pacific Bank for twenty two years. As a Director of the Bank, he oversaw its evolution from a small private, rural community institution located in Aumsville, Oregon to one with its headquarters in downtown Portland and trading on Nasdaq. During his twenty two year tenure, he served on many of the Bank’s Management Committees; participated in meetings with the Federal Reserve; and, retired when the Bank was purchased by a major banking institution.
Al also spends a considerable amount of time at investment conferences throughout North America. He is scheduled to speak and moderate panels due to his thorough knowledge of the investment community.
Regulatory consultant Al Korelin and former Portland, Oregon TV news anchor Mike Hartfield launched The Korelin-Hartfield Report in 1990. Heard on a small regional radio network, the program covered small regional companies. By the late 90s, the show was airing exclusively on Portland Talk station KUIK. In 2000, KUIK’s then-Program Director Paul Warren took over production of the show, and sat in as an occasional guest co-host.
In 2001, the program began to focus on asset-based investing and macroeconomics. Through the tech, credit and housing bubbles, the program has sought out informed, often opposing viewpoints for listeners, and focused on investment fundamentals.
Beginning in 2002, guests were sent MP3 files of their appearances on the show, and they began forwarding these files to friends and associates. Soon, the download volume made it clear a thriving internet radio program had developed! A dedicated website was created in 2003, and the show attracted a worldwide following.
Following Mike Hartfield’s retirement, Paul Warren became Al Korelin’s regular co-host. The program’s name has changed to The Korelin Economics Report, reflecting its change in focus. The radio show has entered syndication, available to 2.7 million radio listeners each week, and thousands more on the internet.
Paul Warren has since moved on to other opportunities. His love for radio and all things aeronautical have found him working for a group called The Aero News Network.