J. Brian Henderson

J. Brian Henderson

J. Brian Henderson, CFA is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for BOK Financial Corporation. He was named Chief Investment Officer on May 1, 2020. He is responsible for leading the Alternative Investments Group, Strategic Investment Advisors, and Cavanal Hill Investment Management, Inc. Prior to serving as CIO, Mr. Henderson was the President of Cavanal Hill Investment Management which was recognized with multiple performance awards during his tenure.

Mr. Henderson started his career with BOK Financial in 1991 as the Head Taxable Fixed Income Trader on BOK’s institutional trading desk before being promoted into the Wealth Division as Vice President, Manager of Bond Funds in 1993. Later in 2002, he was named the Director of Trust Investments, and President of BOK Investment Advisors with overall responsibility for the Investment Management Group’s alternative and traditional discretionary assets under management.

In 1989, Mr. Henderson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and has served as past President and Board Member for the Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts. He is currently an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Indian Nation Council in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


J. Brian Henderson is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine.
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