Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
JOHNSON ILLINGTON ADVISORS, LLC
HUGH A. JOHNSON serves as the Chairman of Johnson Illington Advisors, LLC. In this position, he manages $706 million in equity, fixed income, and cash investments for individual and institutional clients and serves as a consultant to $998 million in institutional assets. In order to manage these assets effectively, Hugh formulates a broader outlook for the stock and bond markets by combining his knowledge of financial markets and economic history with an understanding of how market cycles work. Hugh has originated indicators that define the status of Federal Reserve policy and identify those sectors of the stock and bond markets that investors should focus on and when they should do so.
Hugh’s work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and other leading newspapers and periodicals around the world. He has been a regular guest on CNBC, and was a special guest on Wall Street Week with Louis Ruykeyser. Hugh has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and Nightly Business Report. He serves as an economic advisor to the Chairman of the New York State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and is Director of New York Business Development Corporation. In addition, Hugh is an Adjunct Professor of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds Board positions with both Security Mutual Life and Foxhall Capital Management. Hugh also holds Trustee positions with both Albany College of Pharmacy of Union College and The Museum Institute of the New York State Museum. He has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Finance Council. Hugh has recently been selected by New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, to serve on his Management Review Commission, chaired by former New York City Mayor Koch and long-time finance and government expert Frank Zarb.
Hugh received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Southern Methodist University, and has recently been awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
In his spare time, Hugh enjoys his home in Vermont, plays golf, and continues to pursue his childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey League.