Employee Vicken Ekmekjian

San Francisco
101 Second Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone number: 415-276-2080
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Vicken Ekmekjian


Managing Director

Vicken Ekmekjian is a senior portfolio and relationship manager with CIBC Private Wealth’s San Francisco office, with 20 years of industry experience.

In this role, he is responsible for providing wealth counseling services to a broad base of high net worth private clients, foundations and endowments through the implementation of tailored wealth management and investment solutions. He is also a member of CIBC Private Wealth’s Asset Allocation Committee, which sets the firm’s target asset allocation recommendations.

Vicken began his career at JP Morgan Private Bank as an investment officer responsible for managing portfolios for high net worth clients, including asset allocation and diversification through disciplined tax-sensitive strategies. He also served as a graduate school intern at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for a wide range of wealth management assignments.

Vicken earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with honors from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the San Francisco Security Analysts Society.

Vicken is currently a director of the KZV Armenian School Endowment Fund and a member of its finance committee. Vicken is also an active member and an angel investor at Sand Hill Angels in Silicon Valley, and a member of the University of San Francisco Alumni Leadership Council. He was listed in Barron’s America's Top Advisor Rankings in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2024. ​

Representing CIBC National Trust Company and CIBC Private Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Ekmekjian has been recognized by Barron’s 6 times out of the last 7 years including the 2024 Barrons’ America’s Top Advisor Rankings.

Vicken Ekmekjian placed 49 out of 120 California advisors in this annual ranking published in March 2024 with data provided as of 09/30/2023.​ Barron’s “America’s Top Advisor Rankings” are based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work as reported to Barron’s in a survey. ​

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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