Aneet P. Deshpande, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist
Aneet joined Clearstead in 2020 and has nearly 25 years of investment management experience. In his current role, Aneet helps oversee the research function. Working with the Investment Office, Private Client Group, and Institutional Consulting Group, he helps guide the firm’s investment direction including Clearstead’s view on capital markets. Aneet also contributes to the firm’s M&A strategy which includes identifying lift-out and acquisition targets.
Prior to joining Clearstead, Aneet served as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for PNC Capital Advisors, LLC (PCA), a multi-billion-dollar RIA, overseeing the firm’s investment teams and products — including the PNC family of mutual funds. Prior to assuming CIO responsibilities Aneet held key leadership positions within PCA’s investment strategy, trading, and portfolio management functions. Before joining PNC Capital Advisors, Aneet worked for a boutique quantitative asset management firm in Chicago, Illinois.
Aneet earned a BSBA in Finance from the University of Louisville. He is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of Cleveland and the CFA Institute. Aneet is also a member of the Cleveland Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, a national non-profit organization dedicated to addressing racism, antisemitism, and prejudices through education.
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