Meet the Presenter: Greg Sweeney

ABOUT GREG SWEENEY, SVP Chief Investment Officer, Bell Bank

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. 


THE GREAT RESET: During his presentation at the 2023 Black Hills Retreat, Greg will share his assessment of the economy and what we can expect looking to the future.


MORE ON ECONOMICS: This round table discussion will be a continuation of Greg’s presentation and will allow time for questions and answers.

40th Annual ICBSD Black Hills Retreat

JULY 27-29, 2023 at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, SD

The Black Hills Retreat is packed with actionable education sessions, entertaining events for the entire family and a strong sense of community. Don’t miss out!