Brian Presti, CFA, Chartered SRI Counselor

Senior Portfolio Manager, Director of Portfolio Strategy

Concord, NH
Focus Areas

Manager Diligence
Asset Allocation
Portfolio Management
Sustainable Investments


NH Endowment For Health, Chair of Investment and Finance Committees, Treasurer, Board Member

As the Director of Portfolio Strategy at The Colony Group, Brian assesses macroeconomic, financial market data, and trends to determine appropriate investment opportunities and asset allocation.

During his 20-year career, Brian has held many positions including most recently Chief Investment Officer at Harvest Capital Management prior to their merger with The Colony Group in 2019. Previously, he was with DL Carlson Investment Group managing portfolios for institutions, private clients, and their families. While at Carlson, Brian also covered several sectors of the equity market. Brian has also worked at Fidelity and Charles Schwab and brings with him a passion for investing and a strong commitment to improve the financial well-being of clients and their families.

Brian is actively involved with the New Hampshire Endowment for Health, where he is Treasurer, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of both the Investment and Finance Committees.

He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In addition, he earned his Chartered SRI Counselor, and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation in 2005.

Outside of the office, Brian enjoys running, traveling (especially to tropical destinations), spending time with his family, and watching college sports (basketball and football). He is also an avid music lover and owns a large collection of music, including an extensive vinyl collection. Brian likes to read short stories, particularly the works of Junot Diaz, Russell Banks, and T. Coraghessan Boyle. Brian is currently a coach in the Granite State Track and Field program.

Published Insights

Investing with Values – October 2020

October Observations We are simultaneously facing three fundamental crises: the Covid-19 pandemic, racial inequality and social injustice, and climate change.  Undoubtedly, albeit to varying degrees, these challenges have impacted our lives or communities.  In the previous two issues of Investing with Values, we focused on the first two challenges. ...

Investing with Values – Q3 2020

Over the last several months, the issues of racial inequality and social and economic injustice have risen to the forefront. While these issues have persisted for years, the collective response is different this time. Not only have we witnessed a broader coalition of people protesting injustice in the streets,...

Sustainable Investing: Why is Doing Good For Society Also Good for Investors?

In this webinar, our advisors, Brian Presti and Marshall Rowe review how the role of a corporation is being re-defined, why corporate responsibility has moved from “nice to have” to “must-have,’ and why the COVID-19 crisis may accelerate these trends. This webinar addresses: The recent performance trends and record...

Investing with Values – Q2 2020

Sustainable strategies had perhaps their first, real litmus test regarding how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors would hold up as a risk management strategy during the first quarter selloff. The industry generally delivered. Indeed, we believe that corporate responsibility – specifically, those companies that took care of their...