James D. Ackerman

President & Chief Investment Officer


Jim Ackerman founded Ackerman Asset Management, LLC (AAM) in 2005, as a natural progression of an investment industry career that began in 1996. Prior to founding AAM, Jim’s work focused on Institutional Equity Research and Private Client Portfolio Management while at: 1) Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., 2) Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co, 3) Punk, Ziegel, & Co., and 4) Citigroup Smith Barney. He ranked #2 out of 26 Research Analysts at Legg Mason and received multiple promotions to the most senior levels of Equity Research. Jim’s work history also includes eight years in hospital administration at NYU Medical Center and healthcare management consulting.


He has spoken at industry investor conferences and has been quoted on his investment opinions in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine.



  • MBA in Finance, New York University’s Stern School of Business
  • MHA in Health Administration, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
  • BS in Chemistry, Dickinson College


Chairman of the Investment Committee and current board member of Jewish Foundation for Group Homes



Jim and his wife, Anne, have 3 daughters, who have all too rapidly grown up.  When taking a break from work, Jim loves playing a little golf, roadtripping with his kids to see his Duke Blue Devils (and yes sometimes the Maryland Terps) play, and travelling to see daughter, Melanie hoop it up on the Swarthmore College basketball team.  Jim is also an active runner, proudly identifying himself as a one-and-done former Marine Corp Marathoner. 

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