Kenneth Bell, CFA, CFP, MBA
is the President of Aspera Financial, LLC. His investment management
and financial advisory experience includes research, portfolio
management, trading, and asset allocation responsibilities at
some of the nation’s leading private asset management firms,
mutual fund companies, and insurance companies.
Prior to founding Aspera, Ken served as Senior Vice President
at Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO) in Hartford,
Connecticut where he managed the Equity department and was responsible
for $4 billion in equity assets. Ken’s portfolio management
performance at HIMCO ranked him among the top U.S. mid-cap growth
As an institutional and independent portfolio manager, Ken has
consistently posted top-tier performance rankings and developed
a reputation for being able to turn around underperforming portfolios.
He has also developed a reputation for successfully recognizing
and exploiting longer-term trends and avoiding the aftermath of
As an equity analyst, Ken has conducted fundamental research and
valuation analysis on hundreds of companies across all sectors
and developed an outstanding track record as a stock picker.
Ken earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1995 with
concentrations in analytical finance and accounting. While at
Chicago, he studied under two of the preeminent pioneers of modern
portfolio theory: Eugene Fama and Nobel Prize winner Merton Miller.
Ken also holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Connecticut,
where he graduated at the top of the business school. He is a
CFA® charterholder and a CFP® professional.