Matthew V. Pierce, PFS, CPA
Matthew V. Pierce, PFS, CPA, has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in goals-based investment outcomes and portfolio construction.
Matt founded Island Light Capital, a registered investment advisor in 2011. Island Light builds globally diversified portfolios in line with client objectives for investment advisors, endowments, pensions and individuals. Prior to founding Island Light Capital, he was co-founder and partner of New Frontier Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor and patented asset allocation technology firm. Matt was the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Investment Committee, and the chief designer of the Asset Allocation Suite of institutional products.
Before New Frontier, Matt was Senior Vice President at Acadian Asset Management, responsible for all aspects of firm management, including business strategy, trading operations, operations technology, firm compliance and business administration. Acadian’s international and emerging markets portfolios were designed for institutions seeking expert quantitative asset management.
Mr. Pierce holds a bachelors degree from Harvard College, a certificate in financial planning from Boston University, and continuing education credits from Bentley College (accounting). He is also a CPA with Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation, and member of the AICPA.