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Bob Hanft

Senior Strategic Advisor

Tried and tested Wall Street veteran. Authority on equity research. Guiding, cross-examining and advising with a calm demeanor and a steady hand.

Bob Hanft, Senior Strategic Financial Advisor. A man wearing a blue button down and vest against a white wall. Company headshot photo.

Judgement and wisdom that has come from a long career and many different experiences.

With extensive experience in research management and financial analysis, Bob works closely with both the Investment Committee and senior management to provide advice and feedback that contributes to the success of Strategic’s investment decision making and process.

Bob spent 30 years with JPMorgan in Manhattan. During his career at JPMorgan, he held a variety of positions including Co-Head of Equity Research and Sales and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Equities Group. As Co-Head of Equity Research and Sales, he built the firm’s sell-side research and sales capabilities. Bob was also Senior Vice President with American International Group (AIG) and Managing Director with the Trinsum Group, a specialized investment banking company.


  • Honorary Legum Doctor (Hon. LL. D.)
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Finance, Long Island University
  • Bachelor of Art, Economics, Hartwick College

Community Service

  • Bassett Healthcare Network, Director, Chairman of Finance Committee; Member Executive Committee
  • Bassett Medical Center, Trustee
  • Friends of Bassett, Director
  • Pathfinder Village, Director

Beneath the Surface

Claim to Fame

The congregational leader who oversaw the rebuilding of his church destroyed by fire.


Spending time with my three children and eight grandchildren, especially attending their athletic events, reading, tennis and giving back to the community through volunteer activities


Bob lives in Cooperstown, NY with his wife. The two enjoy living on the Lake after years of city living. They spend as much time as they can with their three children and eight grandchildren.

Buy when everyone else is selling and hold when everyone else is buying. This is not merely a catchy slogan. It is the very essence of successful investments.

J. Paul Getty

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