Christopher Dhanraj

  • Managing Principal of Investments
  • CLA Tampa


Chris joined CLA Wealth Advisory in October 2020 and has over 20 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining CLA, Chris Dhanraj was BlackRock’s Head of US Investment Strategy for iShares, leading a team that analyzed markets and macro trends to provide actionable market insights across asset classes using ETFs.

Before BlackRock, Chris worked at Citigroup where he served as the Head of Investment Strategy for Citi Private Bank North America and was a member of the Global Investment Committee. In this role, he helped implement asset allocation across public and private markets for Private Clients and Family Offices. 


Chris holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds the following securities industry designations: Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 65. 

In the community

Chris is an advocate for environmental conservation and diversity inclusion efforts. He is a Board Member of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders. Chris also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Fairfield University.