Thought Leaders

    Coghill Investment Strategies has a voice in the global investment world and in our local community. Through regular outreach and insight delivered to worldwide media leaders, CIS helps to interpret and distill the status and shifts in global macro economies.

    Our thought leadership is leveraged at home in western Pennsylvania through service to nonprofit organizations and local business forums that help to advance the community and economy where we live and work.



    "Top 50 Most Influential Women in Wealth Management” was based on qualitative factors chosen by Wealth Manager Magazine: leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, business acumen, community service, and dedication (assets under management, not a criterion). Business Women First Award by Pittsburgh Business Times recognizes women in the Pittsburgh region for their dedication to business growth, professional accomplishments, and community involvement. Individuals are selected from a public pool of nominations and determined by a panel of judges, made up of program alumni who considered business growth, professional accomplishments, and community involvement. This recognition isn't specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any of their accounts. “2010 Top 1,000 Financial Advisors (state-by-state round-up)” and annual “Top 100 Financial Advisors” awardees were chosen by Barron’s Magazine criteria: assets under management, firm’s revenues and profits, regulatory record, and quality of customer service. "Top 50 Women in Business", 2005 by the city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania were selected based on the candidate’s dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women in business. This recognition isn't specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any of their accounts. 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. 1,886 Pittsburgh-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 224 (12 percent of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflect the most recent year for which the advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit "Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors" The ranking of Forbes' Top Wealth Advisors (1) (Top Women Advisors) is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including a minimum of seven years of experience, a minimum of $1 million in production, and the weighing of factors including revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices (gathered through telephone and in-person due-diligence interviews). Shook Research also employs an opinion-based weighting system that prioritizes its preferred "best practices," which include business models, activities, processes, and structure. Overall, 2,723 advisors were considered, and 200 (7.3 percent of candidates) were recognized. For the full methodology (2) that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research, please visit The 2019 ranking of the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors1 list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, 30,000 advisors were considered, and 3,500 (11.6 percent of candidates) were recognized. The full methodology2 that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available: 1This recognition and the due diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Winners are organized and ranked by state. Some states may have more advisors than others. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you. 2Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.


    Media and Insights

    Around the Table

    Around the Table with Stacy Smith – May 09, 2022
    (courtesy of KDKA-TV Pittsburgh)

    How do you deal with extreme volatility in your portfolio? Is there a point when you should take losses? What kind of stocks should you be looking to buy in a bear market? Tune in to this week’s edition of “Around the Table with Stacy Smith” for insights on these topics.

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    Archived Around the Table – Episodes



    Top Women Wealth Advisors

    Read about Carrie Coghill who was honored on Forbes’ list.

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    Women in Leadership

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Carrie Coghill, CEO of Coghill Financial Investments, discusses finance, sales, women in leadership, and the importance of having an opinion.

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    Carrie Coghill on CNBC

    Carrie Coghill, CEO of Coghill Investment Strategies, LLC, shares her thoughts and insights on how investors should consider handling taxes and their 401(k) plans on CNBC. 

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    The Value and Veil of Service

    Written by Carrie Coghill for


    Read Carrie’s views on the importance of customer service as it relates to portfolio performance. Carrie also outlines questions that you should ask your advisor about their approach to investing.

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    Carrie Coghill wins 2018
    Invest in Others Catalyst Award

    October 1, 2018

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    Wartime Market Impact in Perspective

    March 23, 2022

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    Archived Articles by Michael Cooley



    Estate Planning
    During a Health Crisis

    April 24, 2020

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