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Pittsburgh Five Star award winner


Carrie Coghill

Coghill Investment Strategies, LLC
Six PPG Place Ste 730
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Office: 412-575-5900
Cell: 412-575-5900


With a concentration in independent investment research and customized wealth management solutions, Carrie is continually recognized as one of the nation’s leading voices on financial advising.

Carrie has built an advisor team to execute global macro investing for clients, a process that serves as the hallmark of Coghill Investment Strategies. This process involves filtering global industry, economic, and academic research into a propriety system designed to analyze the impact on capital markets in order to identify increasing risks and new opportunities.

Through her personal focus on research and thought leadership around global macro investing, Carrie helps her team deliver highly personalized wealth management solutions. Coghill Investment Strategies provides a concierge-style service model that includes collaborative work with a clients’ tax and legal advisors to deliver intelligent, centralized management of their total financial universe.

Prior to starting Coghill Investment Strategies, Carrie began her career in 1986 with Shearson Lehman Brothers and co-founded D.B. Root & Company, a family wealth management firm in Pittsburgh. She has been honored by Forbes Magazine, Barron’s Magazine, Registered Rep Magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine, and Pittsburgh Magazine as a top professional in her field.  For important award disclosure information, please click here.  She has also authored two books, and is a regular contributor on CNBC, along with other local and national programs.  Learn more about Carrie and her team at


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FIVE STAR: Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. These awards are not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit

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This award was issued on June 1, 2022 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award winners may pay for marketing tools, including this advertisement. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP's consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client's experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients? assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by FSP or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by FSP in the future. 1,779 Pittsburgh-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 252 (14% of candidates) were named 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2021: 1,814 considered, 234 winners; 2020: 1,886 considered, 224 winners; 2019: 1,667 considered,. 251 winner; 2018: 1,653 considered, 227 winners; 2017: 1,133 considered, 277 winners. 2016: 1,064 considered,423 winners; 2015: 1,494 considered, 442 winners; 2014: 1,721 considered, 458 winners; 2013: 1,777 considered, 545 winners; 2012: 1,863 considered, 493 winners.