John “Bert” Cuthbertson, Ph.D., CFA

Director of Research

Professional Background

Industry Experience: 21 Years


  • Most recently Portfolio Manager in the Derivatives group at Analytic Investors in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for the Global Tactical Asset Allocation strategy.
  • In 2004 Dr. Cuthbertson co-founded Ten Asset Management in Encinitas, CA where he had multiple roles including Director of Research, Chief Compliance Officer, and portfolio manager, as well as being extensively involved in client/prospect/consultant meetings and client communications.
  • Began his investment career in 1996 with Investment Research Company (later Freeman Associates Investment Management) where he was a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst, and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000.
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of San Diego from 2003 to 2012, and held the office of President for the year 2006-7.



  • Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 1991
  • B.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • B.A. in Physics from William Jewell College, Missouri