AIFA®, CFA, CFP®
Fiduciary Subject Matter Expert
Blaine Aikin is the founder and principal of Fiduciary Insights, an independent provider of fiduciary subject matter expertise for organizations that employ or provide services to investment advisors, as well as curated content about ESG investing and forest stewardship.
During the 15 years prior to founding Fiduciary Insights in 2019, Blaine served in the executive leadership of Fi360, Inc. He progressed from chief knowledge officer to CEO in 2007, became executive chairman of Fi360 and CEFEX in 2016, and continues to serve as fiduciary subject matter expert for Fi360.
Blaine is a well-known speaker and author of numerous articles on fiduciary responsibility and investment management. He has been named to Investment Advisor magazine's IA25 list of the most influential people in the investment advisory community and one of the ten most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry by RIABiz. He served as a Director of the CFP Board of Standards from 2013 through 2016 and Chair of CFP Board in 2017.
Currently, Blaine chairs CFP Board’s Standards Resources Commission that is tasked with providing guidance on the new Code and Standards to CFP® professionals.
Blaine holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Allegheny College and Master of Public Management and Policy from the Heinz School of Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professional, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®) Designee.
An avid outdoorsman, Blaine serves as an Executive Committee of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State Council. The Center promotes sound forest stewardship practices by forest landowners, which he applies on his forestland in northwest Pennsylvania.