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Craig Hurwitz, CFA

Craig Hurwitz, CFA

Craig Hurwitz is a Bates Consulting Expert, and a seasoned Asset and Wealth Management professional with deep subject matter expertise in Trading Processes, Risks and Controls, Investment Management and Strategy, Wealth Management, Fiduciary and Trust, Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) and Family Office. He has extensive behind-the-scenes exposure to the target operating models and risk taxonomies of many of the world's largest banks, broker/dealers, RIA’s, asset management firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Family Offices. He has the added experience in executive leadership, change management, team building, and management of P&L.

Mr. Hurwitz most recently served as a Senior Advisor to the Monitor for a top-5 global bank under a Department of Justice Deferred Prosecution Agreement. He was responsible for evaluating global trading processes to monitor the bank’s vulnerability to further potential incidents of fraud.

From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Hurwitz served as Director with PwC, where he consulted with some of the world's largest banks, broker/dealers, RIAs, asset management firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Family Offices in the areas of Fiduciary and Trust, Trading Controls, Investment Strategy, Risk and Regulatory, and Front/Middle/Back office. He was viewed as one of the key thought leaders in the PwC Wealth and Asset Management Advisory practice.

Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Hurwitz held regional responsibility for the investment and wealth management division of a top 10 U.S. Bank where he oversaw Private Banking, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Trust, and Brokerage.

In 2005, Mr. Hurwitz established the Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Private Investors operation for the Cincinnati region and acted as Senior Portfolio Manager and Team Leader. In this role he oversaw a multi-state region and was embedded within the Merrill Lynch branch system. Prior to this experience, he served as Senior Portfolio Manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. where he managed institutional client portfolios and relationships totaling over $1.5 billion. He was responsible for the oversight of the $250 million Central Newspapers Retirement Trust, directly managing half the Trust’s assets. Mr. Hurwitz’s extensive trading experience includes having worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  He has led teams as large as 150 people in size. Additionally, during his career, Mr. Hurwitz created and managed 2 start-up investment and consulting firms.

Mr. Hurwitz is a CFA charter holder and holds memberships in the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the CFA Society of Cincinnati. He previously held FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, and 66 licenses. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and was awarded a M.B.A in Marketing from Indiana University.

Craig is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group LLC, Consulting Expert, 2018 - Present
Portus Group, LLC, Principal Consultant, Cincinnati, OH, 2015-Present
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2015
Portus Advisors, LLC, Managing Principal, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2010
National City Bank, Senior Vice President, Market Leader, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2008
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers/BlackRock, Senior Portfolio Manager, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2007
Fifth Third Asset Management, Senior Portfolio Manager, Cincinnati, OH, 1996-2005


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH


Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, and 66 licenses (inactive)


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, President, Board of Trustees, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-2017
City of Wyoming Economic Development Commission, Vice Chairman, Wyoming, OH, 2003-2014

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