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IFP Investment Advisory Group

The IFP Investment Advisory Group provides valuable capital market insights and opinions from high level investment talent across the country.

The group's insights help shape and stress-test the macroeconomic forecasts and asset allocation policy set forth by the IFP Research Department, and is a critical part of the Research Department's due diligence process.


Richard Catts is a CFA® and Senior Portfolio Strategist at Jackson National Life Distributors. Rick has extensive background in all aspects of the investment management business, and a presenter to many different groups on various investment topics. His book "Up on America", highlights the bright long-term outlook for the United States, a topic which is of particular interest to many of our clients.

Konstantin Danilov, is a CFA® and CAIA charter holder and is an Associate for a financial consulting firm. Konstantin received his Master of Science in Management Studies from MIT, and his MBA® from HEC Paris. He received the MIT Sloan Outstanding Thesis Award for his work on corporate financial distress, bankruptcy, and reorganizations.

Dr. Marcin Krolikowski is an Assistant Professor at Providence College where he teaches corporate finance and investments at both undergraduate and MBA® levels. His research interests are in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and investments. His research is published in leading academic journals, including the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance among others. His work has been presented at over 20 international and domestic conferences. Prior to a career in academia, Dr. Krolikowski worked for several years at Citigroup on their Emerging Markets Desk trading primarily fixed income instruments. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of South Florida as well as his MBA® in Finance and Corporate Accounting from the University of Rochester. Dr. Krolikowski has held the CFA® charter since 2006.

Matt Potter is a CFA® and Director of Investment Services at SEI. Matt heads a team of investment professionals with various responsibilities, including providing investment committee level analysis and observations.

Nathan Thooft is a CFA® and Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Asset Allocation, Portfolio Solutions Group, at Manulife Asset Management. Nate is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and portfolio management of Manulife's asset allocation portfolios.

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