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Meet the Author: Ashvin B. Chhabra

Author Bio and Details

Ashvin B. Chhabra is the chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America. Merrill Lynch is one of the world's largest brokerage and wealth management firms, with over $2 trillion in client balances. Prior to his current position, he was chief investment officer at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He is widely recognized as one of the founders of goals-based wealth management and for his seminal work "Beyond Markowitz," which integrates modern portfolio theory with behavioral finance. Ashvin grew up in New Delhi and received his PhD in applied physics, in the field of chaos theory, from Yale University, where he also met his Italian-born wife, Daniela Bonafede-Chhabra. He resides in Princeton with his wife, their daughter, Maya, and son, Sasha.

Books by Ashvin B. Chhabra

The Aspirational Investor

Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life's Goals

Book cover image: The Aspirational Investor: Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life's Goals

The Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explains why goals, not markets, should be the primary focus of your investment strategy—and offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your goals to your investment strategy. Today all of us bear the burden of investing wisely, but too many of us are preoccupied with the wrong priorities—increasing returns at all costs, finding…  More »