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Kevin Ylvisaker, CFA, CAIA


Trust & Investment Professionals

Chief Investment Officer, Perkins Coie Trust Company

Kevin Ylvisaker is Chief Investment Officer of Perkins Coie Trust Company.  He is responsible for the management of portfolios for individuals, nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Kevin has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has over 20 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and analyst.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, he was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for BlackRock.  He was responsible for managing fixed income and equity accounts for individuals and institutions throughout the Northwest and was a member of a national team in charge of maintaining and improving the quality of client service.  Kevin also held the title of Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Institutional Trust Group at Wells Fargo Bank where he managed pension and profit sharing plans and served as an investment consultant for 401(K) plans.  He began his career at First Interstate Bank as a marketing specialist developing marketing and performance reporting materials, and he spent several years as an equity analyst covering a broad range of industries.

Professional Leadership

  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society of Seattle 
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Advisor Association


  • University of Washington, M.B.A.
  • Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., Finance and Economics, cum laude