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.

Prior to joining Merriman in 2016, Andy was the Investment Strategy Director at Summit Capital where he spent over 7 years working on the investment management team with primary focus on the public market strategies. Prior to Summit Capital, Andy spent 3 years at Weyerhaeuser.

Andy received his BA in Accounting from Seattle University in 2005 where he played basketball for the Redhawks. Andy holds the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 65, has been a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst®) charter holder since 2015 and became a CFP® in 2019 .

A native of Spokane, Andy and his wife live in Spokane with their two children. In addition to basketball, Andy enjoys running, biking, and golfing.

Evaluating new investment products

“People calculate too much and think too little.” This is a quote from Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right hand man, and a world-class investor in his own right. It is one of my favorite quotes and has rung true throughout my investment career. In my experience,...

Is it time to buy commodities?

Commodity prices are rising again, led by sugar, copper, corn, wheat, and silver. Demand from emerging countries is the typically-stated reason, with an assist given to the Federal Reserve recently announcing a second round of quantitative easing (a euphemism for...

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