Mark Higgins is the author of Investing in U.S. Financial History and is a senior vice president within Index Fund Advisors (IFA) Institutional. Mark’s written works appear regularly in Financial History magazine and the CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor. Mark is also a frequent speaker both domestically and internationally on topics related to US financial history and institutional investment management. Mark joined IFA in August 2023 to expand the firm’s footprint in the institutional investment plan market. Prior to joining IFA Institutional, Mark served as an institutional investment consultant for more than 12 years. In this role, he served clients such as endowments, pension plans and foundations, that had aggregate assets of more than $60 billion.
Mark graduated from Georgetown University Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English and Psychology. He received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Mark is a CFA charter holder and CFP® practitioner. He resides in Portland, OR with his wonderful wife and two children, Jack and Lila.
He has been a member of the Financial History editorial board since 2024.