Matt Sommer, PhD, CFA, CFP®
and Wealth Advisor Services
Matt Sommer is the Head of Janus Henderson Investors’ Defined Contribution and Wealth Advisor Services Team. He serves as Janus Henderson’s lead behavioral finance researcher and wealth strategist, where he and his team provide clients with insights regarding several topics related to practitioner best practices, regulatory and legislative trends, and wealth planning strategies. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, Dr. Sommer spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and its predecessors, Citi Global Wealth Management and Smith Barney, during which time his roles included director of financial planning and director of retirement planning.
Dr. Sommer received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Pace University, Lubin School of Business. He received a doctorate degree (dissertation: Three Essays Investigating the Bequest Intentions and Expectations of Older Adults) from Kansas State University. His doctoral candidacy research was selected for publication in the Journal of Financial Planning and the Journal of Personal Finance. Dr. Sommer is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, a regular contributor to Kiplinger’s Building Wealth column and has been extensively quoted in various industry publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Investment News. He has 29 years of financial industry experience.