Nicholas Hansen, CFA, CAIA

Lead Portfolio Manager


University of Wisconsin
BS, Computer Science

University of St. Thomas

University of Minnesota
MFM (Masters of Financial Mathematics)

Series 6 & 63

Nick followed an unlikely path from his family’s Wisconsin farm to a career in 3D animation to ultimately land at DGI. A human vacuum of knowledge, Nick uses his wonder about the world to help guide DGI’s investment strategy.  

Nick is a conduit of information for the firm, where he has worked since 2006. He leverages his background in mathematics, data analysis and programming to scrutinize everything, including DGI’s success. Nick aims to codify DGI’s DNA so that it can continue serving clients successfully for generations.  

Embedded in Nick’s personality is a seeker and philosopher. He believes in coalescing diverse viewpoints to develop a guidebook for living. Life for Nick requires balancing dichotomies — between art and science, and between acquiring and applying knowledge.  

Nick is an intrepid traveler who has explored more than 70 countries and itches to visit more. His favorite past times of reading, writing and sleeping have to take a back seat to his two very young children, but he finds time when he can.   


Diciplined Growth Investors
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2550 Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Phone: 612-317-4100