Gregory
Dowling

Gregory Dowling Headshot

Gregory Greg M. Dowling, CFA, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer

Greg Dowling serves as FEG’s chief investment officer and head of research. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the research team and also chairs the firm's investment policy committee that oversees all manager hire and fire decisions and approves all capital market assumptions.

Greg joined FEG in 2004 and has become known for his strong work ethic and forward-thinking mindset. Since 2014, he has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, teaching graduate courses on risk management and alternative investments. The University of Cincinnati is Greg’s alma mater, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Later, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. Before joining FEG, Greg worked as a financial analyst with Firstar Bank—now known as US Bank—providing analytical support for commercial lending. He then assumed the role of vice president at Bowling Portfolio Management. He was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, managed trading operations, and worked directly with the CIO to provide investment research and analysis.

In addition to his work with the research team, Greg is a member of the firm's leadership team. Greg is also the former chair of the FEG Risk Management Committee and is a CFA Society of Cincinnati member. Finally, Greg holds both the CFA and CAIA charters.

 

Investing is not the Olympics, there are no points awarded for difficulty.

– Warren Buffett

 

When Greg is not supporting his team members, you will most likely see him traveling and spending time with his wife and three kids. One of his favorite hobbies outside of work is playing ice hockey. It is a guarantee that you will see Greg lacing up his skates to play competitive games with friends at the Indian Hill Winter Club at Camp Dennison, although his favorite hockey event is the FEG Hockey Classic, where FEG employees and affiliated investment managers square off to raise funds for the Cincinnati IceBreakers, an organization that offers sled hockey for youth and adults with physical disabilities.

In 2018, Greg was named Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year by Institutional Investor,1 after being nominated for the same award in 2017 and 2014. He was also selected as one of the World’s Most Influential (Specialist) Consultants by Chief Investment Officer2 in 2015.

1Institutional Investor. To read the full article and selection criteria for the award, please visit https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b18vmj1ly8bh0h/Here-Are-the-Winners-of-II-s-2018-Hedge-Fund-Awards. Any awards or nominations received by FEG or its personnel are not representative of any client’s experience or FEG’s capabilities as an investment adviser and as such does not indicate any future experience or performance. FEG is not affiliated with the awarding agencies and does not validate the appropriateness of said agencies or their awards.

2Chief Investment Officer. To read the full article and selection criteria for the award, please submit a written request to information@feg.com. Any awards or nominations received by FEG or its personnel are not representative of any client’s experience or FEG’s capabilities as an investment adviser and as such does not indicate any future experience or performance. FEG is not affiliated with the awarding agencies and does not validate the appropriateness of said agencies or their awards.