Daniel Burke

Portfolio Manager
Abbot Downing

Dan Burke is a portfolio manager in the Abbot Downing Chicago office, where he is responsible for client investment management, as well as researching and recommending stocks for the international equity strategy. Prior to Abbot Downing, Dan was a portfolio manager at Lowry Hill. He joined Lowry Hill as an investment analyst in 2007.  Dan began his investment career at Morgan Stanley, where he analyzed asset allocation and manager selection for client portfolios.

Dan earned his master’s of business administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, graduating with High Honors and with concentrations in Finance, Economics, and Statistics.  While at the University of Chicago, Dan studied under Nobel laureate Eugene Fama to analyze common risk factors across investment portfolios of traditional and alternative asset classes.   Dan’s research at Chicago Booth supports Abbot Downing’s quantitative asset allocation and risk management strategies.

Dan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Bowling Green State University, where he was a recipient of the Karl Vogt Award for the Schmidthorst College of Business outstanding graduating senior.  While at BGSU, Dan was involved with University Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, the Student Budget Committee, and Club Baseball.  

Dan is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago, and has volunteered as a coach and industry mentor for the CFA Global Research Challenge.  Dan is also active with Windy City Habitat for Humanity, the Economic Awareness Council of Illinois, and Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.