Jack Ablin, CFA

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner

About Jack

As Chief Investment Officer, Jack is the leader of Cresset’s investment strategy and provides investment policy and philosophy guidelines to the firm’s advisor teams and clients. Jack joined the organization in 2018 and has three decades of experience in money management. Jack was formerly the Chief Investment Officer with BMO Harris Bank.

Jack is the author of Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace, published in July 2009 by F.T. Press; The Wall Street Journal best-seller list, 2009. Jack is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. Jack served as a Professor of Finance at Boston University, Graduate School of Management. He spent five years as a Money and Markets correspondent for the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Jack was named one of the top 100 Wealth Advisors in North America, by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2018. Jack was also a finalist in the 2020 Family Wealth Report Awards in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management Thought Leadership.*

Jack earned an A.B. degree from Vassar College in New York, where he graduated with honors in Mathematics and Computer Science. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Jack received an M.B.A. with honors, and graduated cum laude from Boston University in Massachusetts. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

 


*Third-party rankings, awards listings and/or recognition by unaffiliated third-party rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Cresset is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Cresset by any of its clients. Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services and publications do not guarantee future investment success. Working with a highly-rated investment advisor also does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance. Generally, but not always, ratings, rankings and recognition are based on information provided by Cresset. Cresset submitted the information to be considered for the award and did not pay an application fee to participate. Cresset is not affiliated with CityWealth Magazine. Cresset also submitted the information to Family Wealth Report for the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management Thought Leadership,” and did not pay an application fee to participate. There were three judging panels for the awards: a panel of trusted advisers responsible for judging the family office and banking categories; a second panel of family office and banking professionals to judge the trusted adviser categories; a third panel dedicated to judging the technology section. This policy helped ensure that commercially sensitive information is kept confidential and to avoid conflicts of interest.