Blaine Aikin is the Chief Executive Officer of fi360 and a recognized thought-leader in the field of financial advice and fiduciary responsibility. At the helm of fi360 since 2007, he has directed the rise to prominence of the company’s professional development capabilities, investment management platform for advisors, and business research and practice management services that help advisors and financial institutions to gather, grow, and protect investor assets. His rich experience includes having been a financial planning practitioner, Chief Investment Officer, and corporate executive responsible for the design, delivery, and management of investment products.
Mr. Aikin is a well-known speaker and author of numerous articles on the subjects of fiduciary responsibility and investment management. He is the author of the monthly Fiduciary Corner column in InvestmentNews magazine. He has been named to Investment Advisor magazine's IA25 list of the most influential people in the investment advisory community and one of the ten most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry by RIABiz. He is Chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the CFP Board of Standards and will serve as Chair in 2017.
Mr. Aikin received a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Political Science from Allegheny College and his Master of Public Management and Policy degree from the Heinz School of Carnegie-Mellon University. Upon graduation from CMU, he was selected for the prestigious Presidential Management Intern Program. He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professional, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®) designee.
An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Aikin serves on the Steering Committees of the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards program and the Pennsylvania Center for Private Forests.