Black Hills Retreat – Meet the Presenters: Greg Sweeney

Greg Sweeney, CFA, Senior Vice President/Chief Investment Officer, Bell Bank

Presentation: Risks Rising but Still Resilient

While economic risks are escalating from factors like persistent inflation, aggressive Fed tightening, and market volatility, the underlying resilience of the consumer, businesses, and overall economy provides some cushion. During his presentation, Greg Sweeney will cover key areas of focus including elevated but moderating inflation, the Fed’s rate hike path, impacts on consumer spending, corporate earnings, and the overall economy.

Breakout Discussion: Economic Q&A

The economy is top of mind for community banks looking to navigate today’s volatile landscape and position their institutions for continued success. Get your burning economic questions answered by one of the industry’s most respected voices.

In this highly engaging breakout session, Greg Sweeney opens the floor for an interactive exploration of the economic forces impacting community banks.


As chief investment officer at Bell Institutional Investment Management (BIIM), Greg serves as the thought leader and chair of the BIIM Investment Committee. Working for Bell since 1992, Greg has been a highly regarded speaker at various industry conferences and named several times on Thompson Financial’s list of the World’s Best Money Managers. Published strategies include pieces in Institutional Investor’s Bondweek, the Insurance and Finance Journal and the Wall Street Transcript. He also writes Bell’s Economic Outlook, giving his take on the state of the economy, monetary policy, and the markets, published monthly online at

Greg demonstrates expertise and vision in economics, trading, analysis, statistics, portfolio management and asset allocation for insurance companies, foundations, retirement plans and high-net-worth clients. He uses his extensive experience, critical thinking and judgment to plan, build and implement successful institutional portfolio strategies.

Greg leads BIIM’s portfolio managers in developing and aligning investment strategies to investment policy guidelines, implementing these tactics into successful portfolio structures and performing regular ongoing evaluations of portfolio configurations and results.

Graduating from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1985 with finance and investment disciplines. Greg has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 1993.

Outside of work, Greg’s adventurous interests include deep-powder snowmobiling, riding motorcycles, water skiing, snow skiing and hockey.