The American College of Financial Services 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Announced

The American College of Financial Services 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Announced

Christopher Blunt to be honored in recognition of his professionalism, commitment to the industry and to the mission of The College.

BRYN MAWR, PA, October 11, 2018 – The American College of Financial Services announced today that it will induct Senior Managing Director and CEO of Blackstone Insurance Solutions Christopher Blunt, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, into its Alumni Hall of Fame on October 26, 2018. Blunt will be honored at The College’s Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which will take place at the annual President’s Dinner in New York City.

Blunt will be inducted in recognition of his extraordinary professionalism, commitment to the industry, and to the mission of The American College. A longtime advocate of The College, Blunt served on its Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015. He was instrumental in the establishment of the institution’s PhD in Financial and Retirement Planning program, securing more than $5 million in funding to support it. Additionally, Blunt established the John Wallace Blunt Endowed Military Scholarship Fund in support of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. In honor of his father, Captain John Wallace Blunt, who served in the Army Air Corps in WWII, the scholarship supports veterans, active-duty servicemen or their spouses who are seeking an education from The College.

“The American College of Financial Services has provided me with the education I needed to become a better and more informed practitioner in my field,” said Blunt. “The College is doing tremendous good for our industry through its commitment to educating financial advisors and supporting veterans, and I am thrilled and humbled to be inducted into its Alumni Hall of Fame.”

Before joining Blackstone, Blunt worked at New York Life as President of their $500 billion Investments Group. Prior to that role, he was Co-President of the Insurance and Agency Group of New York Life. Blunt was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Giving Capital, Inc., a wealth management solutions provider serving the financial institutions marketplace. He spent 14 years in a variety of senior marketing and distribution roles in the investment management industry.

Active in his community, Blunt is a board member for the YMCA of Greater New York and is currently the Chairman of the Board. Blunt serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Literature Science and the Arts at The University of Michigan.

Blunt has provided exemplary leadership to The American College, to the industry and to the community. For these reasons, Blunt is a worthy 2018 inductee of The American College’s Alumni Hall of Fame.


The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers two master’s degrees in management and financial services and prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®) and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. The College’s faculty represents some of the foremost thought leaders of the financial services profession. For more information, visit



The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize graduates of The College's designation or degree programs who have made extraordinary contributions in time, treasure, effort and energy to this institution of higher learning. Candidates must be long-term volunteers and active participants in The College's community and learning environment. Each year, The College's Alumni Association Advisory Board of Directors oversees the selection of the Alumni Hall of Fame recipient.

Christopher Blunt - 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame