Eric Hutchens


Allodium Investment Consultants

President & Chief Investment Officer

Eric Hutchens


Allodium Investment Consultants

President & Chief Investment Officer

As a fee-only financial advisor, my focus is to offer unbiased and evidence-based investment management services to help you achieve your life goals. - Eric Hutchens, CFP®, AIF®, CFA®

Fee-Only Financial Advisor serving Minneapolis, MN area.

Eric Hutchens is a Minneapolis, MN fee-only financial advisor. Allodium Investment Consultants provides comprehensive wealth management, financial planning, and investment consulting to help high net-worth individuals and institutions organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Eric Hutchens is not paid commissions, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice. Learn more at

Eric Hutchens is president and chief investment officer at Allodium Investment Consultants, specializing in investment strategies and comprehensive financial planning for high net worth individuals and families. Eric became a shareholder in the firm in 2017 and also currently serves as the treasurer of the firm’s Board of Managers. He also leads the CEFEX certification process for Allodium, which incorporates an evidence-based investment approach. With over 20 years of experience in the financial profession, he focuses on designing and implementing goals-based, tax-efficient investment strategies to help clients achieve their unique goals. Eric chairs Allodium’s Investment Committee and serves on the Executive and Financial Planning Committees.

Eric holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in history from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification sponsored by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. He has also been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation, sponsored by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, to further his professional development and help him better serve clients. In addition, Eric has become a CFA® charterholder, CFA Institute.

Eric is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor through the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), a professional association of fee-only advisors with high standards of professional competency and client-centric financial planning.

Prior to joining Allodium, Eric spent 15 years with an asset management firm in the Twin Cities, a decade of which he served as a financial planner. Eric has also been honored several times with the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager recognition as published in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Eric lives in the southern suburbs with his wife, two sons and two rescue dogs. He enjoys spending his free time with family, attending concerts with his wife, and relaxing at their cabin in northwest Wisconsin. Eric also volunteers at his church, where he has served on the elder board and has worked on building projects in Honduras.

Eric Hutchens is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Allodium Investment Consultants is a fee-only investment management consulting firm that provides investment management services to a limited number of individual and institutional investors. The firm is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and provides fee-only financial advice that supports the fiduciary standard of care. Allodium was the first Minneapolis-based investment advisor to be certified by CEFEX to follow the fiduciary best practices in the Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors. The firm was established as an independent Registered Investment Advisor in 2005. Investment advisory services include Wealth Management, Fiduciary Management, Investment Management Consulting, Financial Planning and Fiduciary Consulting. Wealth Management services are best suited for portfolios greater than $1 million. Learn more at

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fiduciary Consulting
  • Fiduciary Management

Ideal Clients

  • Professionals
  • Inheritors
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Trustees

Working Together

  • Fee-Only Advice
  • Fiduciary Standard
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • In-Office Meetings
  • No Product Sales

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Eric Hutchens is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Eric Hutchens is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
    Eric Hutchens is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)

    Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training empowers investment professionals with the fiduciary knowledge and tools they need to serve their clients’ best interests. Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation and they are immediately able to demonstrate the added value that they can bring to both existing and prospective clients.

  • Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX)
    Allodium Investment Consultants has earned the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) Investment Advisor certification.

    The independent CEFEX Investment Advisor certification demonstrates adherence to a best-practice standard.

    CEFEX advisory firms adhere to the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence. This means they act in the best interest of investors. This is in contrast with a firm that lacks a fiduciary process. The fiduciary standard offers a consistency of interpretation and implementation, which facilitates the transfer of knowledge between the advisor, clients, vendors and regulators.

    The objective is simple: to protect investors.

  • CFA Institute

    Eric Hutchens is a Member of the CFA Institute

    The CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization comprising the world’s largest association of investment professionals. With more than 170,000 members and 150 regional societies around the world, the organization is dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.

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Office Locations:

  • 500 Washington Ave South
    Suite 4400
    Minneapolis, MN 55415

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