Seth Hieken, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Director of In-House Solutions

Boston, MA
Focus Areas

Equity Research
Portfolio Management
Investment Committee member

Seth is a longtime member of The Colony Group, having joined the firm in 1994. He is the Executive Vice President of Proprietary Strategies and a Principal of The Colony Group.

With more than 25 years of experience in investment research and portfolio management, he is the lead manager on The Colony Group’s mid-cap strategy. Seth also manages a select group of large-cap portfolios while taking an active role in equity research. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Before Colony, Seth was a portfolio manager and research analyst for the trust department of Hutchins, Wheeler and Ditmar.

Seth is a co-author of the book, Personal Financial Planning for Executives and Entrepreneurs: The Path to Financial Peace of Mind, and has been published in various trade publications, including Advisor Perspectives and the Boston Business Journal. He also has been quoted in Investment News, U.S. News & World Report, and Bloomberg News and interviewed on multiple occasions by Wall Street Transcript. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Finance from Bentley University.

Published Insights

The Rise and Fall of Speculative Stocks Explained

While overall equity returns were unremarkable in January, speculative trading in a few stocks was electrifying. As investors focused on traditional measures of company and economic health, such as earnings and economic growth, momentum drove several names to unusually high levels. We asked Seth Hieken, Director of In-House Solutions and Senior Portfolio Manager about the peculiar market activity.   You’ve discussed how the combination of...

Can the Market Get High on its Own Supply?

How many companies are in the Wilshire 5000—a broad index of publicly traded domestic stocks? On the surface, this appears to be a brain teaser akin to “what color...

Is this rate cycle different?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled last week that monetary policy is on the path to normalization and that the long period of extremely accommodative short term interest rates...

Brexit: Another Tile in a Broader Mosaic

It is easy to lose one’s bearings untangling the possible political permutations following “Brexit,” the United Kingdom’s recent decision to proceed down the path of secession from the European...