Investment leader brings a wealth of experience to venerable Seattle firm
Seattle, WA (Dec. 2, 2015) – After conducting a national search, Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) announced today the appointment of Gino Perrina, Ph.D., CFA as the firm’s new Chief Investment Officer (CIO).
“We’re delighted to have Gino join our firm. He brings a new and innovative perspective to our existing, sound investment process and will help us continue to deliver world-class solutions to meet our clients’ needs,” said Robert Moser, President and CEO of Laird Norton Wealth Management. “He’s well respected in the industry and has an extensive background in investment analysis, strategy and risk management across the full-spectrum of asset classes.”
Perrina comes to LNWM from BlackRock, Inc., a multinational investment management corporation based in New York City. There he served as Managing Director, Global Head of Alternative Investment Risk in the Risk and Quantitative analysis group, overseeing risk management for the firm’s alternative asset portfolios, with more than $100 billion in total investments including hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and opportunistic investments. He previously served as a Managing Director with BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions team. From 2010 to 2012, Perrina was Head of Fixed Income Research at Russell Investments, where he directed a global team of analysts conducting due diligence on fixed-income managers. He began his career in 1999 as a Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Microsoft Corporation. Perrina was born and raised in the Northwest and lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
“I am very excited to be joining LNWM and hope to build on the firm’s already strong reputation for in-depth research, risk management, and always putting client interests first,” said Gino Perrina, Ph.D., CFA. “Working closely with LNWM analysts and advisors, I look forward to shaping LNWM portfolios so they continue to meet – and hopefully exceed – the expectations of our clients.”
Perrina earned a PhD in Finance from Texas Tech, an MBA from Clemson University, and BA degree with a concentration in international business from Seattle University. He is a CFA Charterholder. Perrina has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in investments and risk management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington (UW), the UW College of Business in Tacoma and the Albers School of Business at Seattle University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Albers School of Business.
About Laird Norton Wealth Management
With close to $5 billion in assets under advisement, Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) is the Northwest’s premier wealth management company. Originally founded to serve the financial management needs of the Laird and Norton families, the firm now provides personalized wealth management solutions for more than 425 individuals, families, private foundations and nonprofit organizations. For nearly half a century, Laird Norton Wealth Management has been devoted to helping its clients and their families achieve security, find happiness and thrive in every aspect of their lives. LNWM is relentless in the pursuit of client satisfaction and is committed to never fail at making each client’s best interest its number one priority.
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