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Max Berkovich

Portfolio Manager

Investment Committee

The Institution

Born in the USSR. Brooklyn raised. Now proud to call Central New York home. Strategic's "Bond King". Active Freemason and Shriner. Opinionated, outspoken, loyal and dedicated professional.


Max is responsible for delivering investment results through the development, management, and enhancement of the firm’s core fixed income investment strategies and custom portfolios. Max is also a member of Strategic’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Strategic, Max worked for a boutique broker-dealer, where his duties included trading, investment banking, and equity research. Prior to these roles, Max worked for two summers in the Prime Brokerage Department of Bear Stearns.

Max joined Strategic in the Spring of 2004 as an Operations Specialist.  He assumed responsibility for the firm’s trading and trade settlement procedures.  In 2008, Max was promoted to Portfolio Analyst and Head Trader. Max’s dual role in operations and investment management afforded him a unique opportunity to interact with clients and advisors in a central role.

In 2011, Max shed most of his prior duties to focus solely on investment management work.  In addition to his role as Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, he continues in his position as Head Trader and covers the Utilities and REITs sectors for Strategic’s two equity strategies.


  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Minor in Management, Utica College of Syracuse University

Community Service

  • Worshipful Master, Oriental-Faxton Lodge #224, F. & A.M.
  • Worshipful Master, Moriah Lodge #958, F. & A.M.
  • Trustee of Yahnundahsis Bodies, A.A.S.R

Areas of Specialty

  • Equity Research and Analysis

    Equity Research and Analysis

  • Fixed Income Strategies

    Fixed Income Strategies

  • Investment Strategies

    Investment Strategies

Beneath the Surface

  • Claim to Fame

    Most highly decorated fantasy sports participant at Strategic

  • Enjoys…

    A solid cup of coffee (preferably K-cups), Watching NFL games and sharing his opinion

  • Family

    Max and his wife Katrena have two kids; Erik and Veronika