Newport Beach, California – November 6, 2018 – Beacon Pointe Advisors has hired Michael Dow, CFA, CPA, as Chief Investment Officer. Michael has also been named Chairman of the 14-member Beacon Pointe Investment Committee.
“We are very excited for Michael to join our team,” states Shannon Eusey, CEO. “He brings a wealth of experience to Beacon Pointe. Our firm and team continue to grow and evolve, and we believe Michael is ideal for this role and will bring tremendous value to our clients and the firm as a whole.”
Before joining Beacon Pointe, Michael served as Managing Director and Head of US Core Plus Bond, Head of Sovereign Credit Research, and Head of Emerging Market Corporate Debt at UBS Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for portfolio management, research, trading and strategy across the UBS global platform for these products. Prior to joining UBS, Michael was enrolled at the University of Chicago and studied in several post-graduate programs including Economics and the School of Public Policy and had begun core coursework in the PhD Finance Program at the Chicago Booth School before returning to the capital markets in early 2008. He remains affiliated with the University of Chicago and has taught the undergraduate intermediate accounting course at Lake Forest College as an adjunct professor, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and Notre Dame University. Prior to academia, Michael was with Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) in a variety of roles, most latterly as an investment grade corporate bond Portfolio Manager, where he held joint responsibility for strategy, portfolio management and trading investment grade corporate bonds across the PIMCO platform.
“I am excited to join such a well-regarded leader in the RIA industry. Beacon Pointe is staffed with such great people and the firm’s focus on providing a high-quality advisory experience for their clients is exactly what I was searching for,” states Dow. “I look forward to being a part of this company as it grows and contributing to the investment and research efforts as we move forward, striving to improve upon the existing, robust suite of services already being provided to clients.”
Dow is an accomplished senior investment professional with a consistent track record of investment decision making and a long-standing reputation in the investment community. He received a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he played intercollegiate water polo, and his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
About Beacon Pointe’s Advisors:
The Beacon Pointe family of companies, included Beacon Pointe Advisors and Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, collectively has over $9 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/17). Beacon Pointe is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with office locations and clients located nationally. Clients have long relied on Beacon Pointe’s professional advisors to help determine investment goals, establish asset allocation guidelines, screen investment managers for selection, evaluate fund performance, and develop strategic financial plans. For more information on Beacon Pointe’s advisory services, please visit: www.beaconpointe.com. To stay apprised of Beacon Pointe news and happenings, follow our Facebook and LinkedIn pages and Twitter handle.