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John De Clue, CFA, Chief Investment Officer


John De Clue likens his job to navigating a boat on a river. “Unlike a lake, a river is constantly moving and constantly changing. I work at the confluence of unfolding global news and events and interpreting how these may translate into investment strategies. I love the never-ending challenge of helping our clients in an ever-changing world.”

As Chief Investment Officer, John wears several hats. He oversees the activities of more than 80 investment professionals who are responsible for more than $34 billion in assets under management on behalf of high net worth clients in The Private Client Reserve. John chairs the International Investment Committee as Chief International Strategist for the organization, bringing to this role his experience and perspective from working overseas for a number of years. He also serves on U.S. Bank’s Investment Management Executive Committee and Asset Management Committee, developing investment policies and strategies for other parts of the bank. And he works closely with clients and prospects to design portfolios tailored to their individual needs.

John’s investment acumen has been developed over a 30 year career that includes work for BlackRock Investments and Merrill Lynch Investment Management before joining U.S. Bank in 2009. As a senior investment spokesperson for U.S. Bank, John is a frequent speaker at client and community events and a source for financial media organizations including Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN Money, CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.

John believes the examples set by his father have motivated and informed his own professional life. “My dad, who earned an Ivy League law degree, chose to practice in a small town where he was part of the fabric of the community. He loved his work and was always available to his clients when they needed advice or encouragement. I remember the phone ringing late at night, and if someone needed him, off he’d go. But whatever happened at the office stayed at the office. He never talked about a client’s private affairs. I feel that same level of commitment to my work, and the same obligation to maintain confidentiality and privacy for my clients.”

Education and community involvement
John earned a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and serves on the board of the St. Paul Foundation.

John De Clue, CFA, Chief Investment Officer

612.303.4865   |   john.declue@usbank.com


U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Magazine

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