David Ott is a founding partner of Acropolis Investment Management, LLC., a St. Louis Wealth Management firm that currently manages approximately $1.2 billion for individuals, institutions and 401k plans. In addition to working with clients, David serves the firm in a variety of capacities including serving as Chief Investment Officer. The Committee sets asset allocation policy, selects individual stocks and exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) for the Approved List, and determines the broad fixed income strategy (duration, credit exposure, etc.) for clients.
BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment manager in the world, helping millions of people and the world’s biggest institutions and governments reach their investing goals. We work only for our clients. Our promise is to give them insight into what to do with their money, providing products and services that can help them build a better financial future. BlackRock has world-class capabilities designed for our clients’ greatest needs, with a comprehensive range of products and services across asset classes, geographies and investment strategies. We have expertise in every region around the world, with 135 investment teams in 30 countries sharing their best thinking in order to seek better returns. Our clients come from every corner of the globe. They are governments, companies, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children's educations and a better life. We're passionate about our work and intensely focused on performing at the highest levels. To get there, we strive to out-think and out-work competitors and find the best balance of risk and return across all investment styles on behalf of our clients. As a fiduciary for our clients and as public company, our focus is long-term sustainability. We aim to be a responsible corporate citizen and to take into account environmental, social and governance issues that have real and quantifiable financial impacts over the long-term for our firm and the firms in which we invest. Long-term responsibility and sustainability are integrated into our business model and shareholder value creation framework and in the way we conduct our business, serve our clients and give back to the communities in which we and our clients live and work.
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Matt is Head of the iShares Fixed Income Strategy team. He and his team focus on product strategy for iShares ETFs in North and Latin America. He has over fifteen years of experience in the fixed income markets and is a CFA charterholder. He writes about fixed income and ETF education.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
The Endowment—currently pioneering the first global think tank—has operations in China, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and the United States. These five locations include the two centers of world governance and the three places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advance.
CFA Institute is a global community of more than 100,000 investment professionals working to build an investment industry where investors’ interests come first, financial markets function at their best, and economies grow.