Kristi de Grys

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Operating and Investment Officer, Kristi is responsible for the firm’s investment offerings, client service, and operations. She and her team are focused on delivering ever greater value to our clients through outstanding service, diversified investment offerings, and easy-to-use technology.

Dennis Tilley

Director of Alternative Investments
Dennis is responsible for Merriman’s alternative investments including the proactive improvement of investment programs, oversight of research and portfolio management activities, and the development of new investment solutions when needed. 

Andrew Bloom

Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor, CFA®,, CFP®,

Andy is the Portfolio Manager for our Diversified Income Strategy and serves clients in an advisory capacity out of our Spokane office. In Diversified Income, he is responsible for the investment research, portfolio construction and asset allocation, trading, risk management, and day-to-day portfolio management.

Lev Marcus

Research Analyst

As a Research Analyst, Lev works to improve Merriman’s core investment solutions using an evidenced based approach. Lev spends his days researching specific topics, performing custom client analyses, preparing client materials and improving automated systems.

Learn more about the tools our Research department has built to help meet your goals

Learn more about the investment philosophy that drives our Research team’s efforts

Stop worrying about rising interest rates

There is practically universal opinion that interest rates will rise in the future, and that bond portfolios will suffer painful losses when this happens. At Merriman, we think the financial news media has blown this story way out of proportion, with inflammatory...

Merriman on High-Frequency Trading

If you’ve been tuned into financial news lately, you’ve no doubt heard about High-Frequency Trading (HFT). HFT is not new. In fact, it’s been around for over 20 years. Investopedia defines HFT as: A program trading platform that uses powerful computers to transact a...

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