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About Brian Huckstep, CFA, CFP®

I have been in the investment industry for 30 years.  I have spent the majority of my career working with large pools of combined investment funds - with corporate 401k's, insurance investment accounts, target date mutual funds, and target risk mutual funds - typically between $1 billion and $40 billion in size.  During that time, I have also enjoyed helping friends and family with their personal investments and financial planning.  In 2020, I decided to go independent and work with individuals, families, and small businesses.  I founded Huckstep Asset Management, LLC to manage investments and provide financial planning and advice. 

I graduated from the University of Michigan with my Bachelor's Degree in 1992.  I graduated from the University of Chicago with my MBA in 2003.  I passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam in 2004 and the CFP exam in 2021.  My work and education history can be found on LinkedIn ( and are listed here - 

1988 to 1992 - University of Michigan BA in Economics

1992 to 1994 - Commercial Banking at Bank One

1994 to 2003 -  Analyst and Product Manager for Corporate

    Plan Sponsors at Northern Trust

2000 - 2003 - University of Chicago MBA in Finance

2003 - 2005 - Morningstar Director of Data Acquisition

2005 - 2015 - Ibbotson Associates - Portfolio Manager, Head 

    of U.S. Asset Allocation

2015 - 2019 - Morningstar - Senior Portfolio Manager Co-

    Head of Target Risk Strategies

2020 - Officially registered Huckstep Asset Management, LLC

I live in Oak Park with my beautiful family and enjoy spending time with them, vacationing in our RV, and participating in triathlons.

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