Employee David Donabedian

David Donabedian

Mid-Atlantic Region
1201 F Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone number: 202 783-4144
Toll-free: 866-644-4144
Fax number: 202 737-5487

This professional also serves clients in Boston

David L. Donabedian


Chief Investment Officer

Dave Donabedian is chief investment officer of CIBC Private Wealth, serving in that capacity since 2009. His responsibilities include chairing the Asset Allocation Committee, as well as providing oversight of internal investment strategies and the external manager selection platform.​

As a leading investment expert, Dave frequently appears on television networks, including CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and provides insights in publications such as Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. Previously, from 1996-2006, he was managing director and chief economist at Atlantic Trust, serving on the Asset Allocation, Multi-Manager, and Investment Policy committees and leading our Baltimore and Washington, D.C., offices. Prior to becoming CIO for Atlantic Trust, Dave served in a similar capacity at Ashbridge LLC, a Philadelphia-based multi-family office.​

Dave received a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University with a concentration in finance. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. ​

In 2016, Dave received Family Wealth Report's award for Leading Individual - Multi-Family Office.

Representing CIBC Private Wealth Group, LLC.

2016, Family Wealth Report, “Leading Individual (Multi-Family Office)” ​
March 10, 2016. David Donabedian was one of three candidates shortlisted and the only recipient of this award. The award recognizes an individual working in the private client world with information provided as of Sept. 2015.​

​Rankings, ratings or awards may not be representative of any specific client's experience. Any reference to a ranking, rating or an award provides no guarantee for future performance results and is not constant over time. ​

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