Philip W. White
Senior Managing Director
As Senior Managing Director of Asset Management, Phil is responsible for the Portfolio Construction & Analytics (PCA), Asset Management Services (AMS), and Investment Research and Strategy teams at Abbot Downing. In addition to leading Abbot Downing’s investment efforts, Phil is involved in projects across Wells Fargo.
Phil joined Abbot Downing (then Norwest Capital Advisers) in 1993 as an investment analyst before becoming an investment principal in 1998. Phil has served in various roles including managing assets for client families.
Prior to Abbot Downing, Phil served in various investment roles at IDS (now Ameriprise Financial) Investment Advisors in Minneapolis.
Phil earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of MN.
Phil has served on several nonprofit boards in the Twin Cities. His initial board experience was as treasurer of his children’s preschool, later serving as treasurer and chair of the financial and investment committees on their high school board, Saint Paul Academy.
Phil and his wife, Christie, have two adult children and one black lab. They make their home in St. Paul, Minnesota.