Bill Andrakakos is President & Chief Investment Officer for Aaron Wealth Advisors. In his role as President, Bill works in tandem with the CEO and senior leadership team to marshal the integral resources necessary for meeting the firm’s strategic objectives, enhancing its capabilities, and providing clients the highest level of service. As CIO, Bill is primarily responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment enterprise and delivering best-in-class solutions to clients. Bill is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder as well as a Certified Financial Risk Manager® (FRM). He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Saint Louis University along with a Certificate in Business Management.
He began his career as a portfolio analyst for an independent advisory firm in the Washington, D.C. area, primarily serving high-net-worth individuals, executive compensation plans, and employee retirement plans. Bill then relocated to Chicago and joined Deutsche Bank, where he was a senior member of the Investment Strategy Group covering Equities and Real Assets. Most recently, he helped build the Product Management/Strategy Group at Northern Trust Asset Management.
Bill and his wife are avid readers, cooks, athletes, and travelers in their free time. As an active alumnus and Hall of Fame inductee of the Saint Louis University Rugby Club, Bill works to continue the charitable missions that he helped establish during his tenure. In one such case, he launched a partnership between the club and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of children suffering from pediatric brain tumors by pairing them and their families with a local sports program. As an area of great personal importance, Bill is always looking for opportunities to further his involvement within this community in the Chicago area.