Allen Hinkelman brings more than 40 years of investment experience to his role as wealth advisor at William Blair. Before joining the firm in 1990, Allen was a vice president and portfolio manager at Northern Trust. He has extensive experience as a wealth advisor for individual, tax-exempt, retirement, corporate, institutional, and trust relationships.
He approaches investing by first understanding the needs and objectives of each individual client and then putting that intelligence to work in investments that most closely reflect his clients’ needs through active portfolio composition and stock selection with an emphasis on growth equities. Stock selection is driven by client objectives as to risk, reward, and income, reflecting those needs and updated when circumstances require. Where appropriate, fixed income is added with an emphasis on tax-exempt bonds.
William Blair and Allen share the investment philosophy that high quality growth companies that exhibit superior characteristics of sustainable growth through innovation, management, competitive market position, and strong financial characteristics offer clients the potential for long-term wealth creation.
Allen resides in Wilmette with his wife, Ruth, and has two grown children. He graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in economics.