Who's Who of Top Executives

Alain Monkam

Title: Director of Bank Portfolio Management
Company: Arvest Bank
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Alain Monkam, Director of Bank Portfolio Management at Arvest Bank, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance.

Mr. Monkam is a seasoned finance professional renowned for his expertise in portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis. With a career spanning over 15 years, Mr. Monkam has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive success through dedication, versatility, and robust relationships. Mr. Monkam’s journey into the finance sector began as a graduate assistant in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Arkansas, where he completed his Master of Business Administration in finance in 2007. Prior to his U.S. education, he obtained a master’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Yaounde II, Cameroon.

Currently serving as the director of bank portfolio management at Arvest Bank, he oversees strategic investment decisions to optimize portfolio performance. His tenure with Arvest Bank commenced in 2018, initially as vice president and portfolio manager of fixed income, where he effectively managed assets for both Arvest Bank and Arvest Wealth Management. Prior to this, Mr. Monkam held the position of vice president, mergers and acquisitions, and investment portfolio manager at Bear State Financial Inc., which subsequently merged with Arvest Bank.

Mr. Monkam’s notable achievements include being the first recipient of the “40 Under 40 in Wealth Management” award by the American Banker Association in 2021 and receiving the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 recognition. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is deeply committed to imparting financial literacy as an instructor for Junior Achievement of Arkansas, Inc. He also serves as a board member for the CFA Society Arkansas, previously holding the position of Immediate Past President from 2020 to 2023. Looking ahead, Mr. Monkam aspires to assume a C-suite role, leveraging his expertise to provide visionary leadership to an organization. His journey exemplifies adaptability and expertise in navigating the complexities of the financial sector, ensuring continued growth and success in his professional endeavors.

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