Our Firm


Matt Blank, CFP® - Matt is the president of Blank Equity Management and a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. He charts the firm's investment direction and manages portfolios for families, individuals, corporate retirement plans and trusts. Prior to forming Blank Equity Management, Matt was responsible for investment policy at Blank Financial Group and began his career as a registered representative at NYLIFE Securities.

Matt has spoken in front of groups such as the New York State Society of CPAs, the New York City Police Department, and various academic institutions on investment planning. He has been quoted by Reuters, O'Dwyers, and other publications.

Matt resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife, Kim and their children, Jack and Eden. In his spare time he is an avid guitar player and music fan.


Douglas Johnston, CAIA® - Doug joined Blank Equity in 2017 and provides conflict-free investment advice to individuals, families and retirement plans. He has over 25 years of investment experience that encompasses roles as a trader, research sales, risk management and Managing Director – Department Head. Additionally, Doug has a MSc in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business, is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, CAIA® and is an Adjunct Professor teaching Economics/Finance.

Doug has appeared on Bloomberg News Radio, Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Financial Times, as well as in AP reports.

Doug resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife Diane and their sons Luke, Matthew, JP and Trey, and their two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Buck and Cleo (aka as Diane’s fur-daughter). Aside from family and finance, Doug enjoys playing tennis, sailing and not being able to catch fish.