Jack Ablin is executive vice president and chief investment officer with BMO Private Bank. He chairs the Asset Allocation Committee and is responsible for establishing investment policy and strategy within the Personal Investment Management Group. Mr. Ablin joined BMO Harris in 2001 and has more than 30 years of experience in money management. Previously, he served as a professor of finance at Boston University, Graduate School of Management and spent five years as a Money and Markets
correspondent for WTLV, the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Ablin has written on a variety of topics, including investor psychology and financial markets outlook and is the author of Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace
, published in July 2009 by FT Press; Wall Street Journal's
bestseller list, 2009. He is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal
, and Barron's
. Mr. Ablin was named one of the "Top 100 Wealth Advisors in North America," by Citywealth
magazine in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Vassar College, New York, graduating with honors with an AB in mathematics and computer science, and received an MBA with honors and graduated cum laude
from Boston University, Massachusetts. Mr. Ablin is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society and the CFA Society of Chicago, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a CFA Institute Charter holder.