BOB FRENCH, CFA
Principal, Director of Investment Analysis
Bob is responsible for McLean’s investment strategy. In this role, he ensures that McLean stays at the cutting edge of financial innovation, and helps clients understand how to make the most of their investments within the broader framework of their retirement income plan.
Bob grew up around finance, and he started his career with Dimensional Fund Advisors. While there, he oversaw a data analysis program for financial advisors and helped them think through how to use data to illustrate their client discussions – including when not to use the numbers and focus on the intuition behind the numbers. Following Dimensional Fund Advisors, Bob joined inStream Solutions to help them develop one of the most complete financial planning analytics tools on the market.
Bob joined the McLean team to continue working to understand how investments fit in the broader retirement income paradigm, and to have a chance to work directly with clients to help them develop a more complete understanding of how everything fits together.
Bob grew up in Hanover, NH, and now lives in Portland, ME with his wife and two daughters.
- B.A. Government, Connecticut College
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)