Professional

Before we can speak intelligently about the products and services that might be appropriate for you and your family, I will need to get to know you. And, before you can feel comfortable sharing your goals and dreams, I'd like to share a little about me.

I chose to pivot from a successful career in the investment business and become a financial advisor so I could work with people directly, help put the personal in personal finance, and encourage financial decisions that are intentional, i.e., aligned with each person's unique goals and ambitions. I believe my extensive and diverse background instilled the knowledge and experience needed to cut through the everyday noise and stress inducing volatility of financial markets to help increase your potential for achieving financial wellness. And I chose Northwestern because I've been a client for more than twenty years and can attest to the positive impact their products and services have had for my family and me.

Below is a recap of my 30-plus year career in the investment business, beginning with most recent:

Numeric Investors - (1.5 years) Head of Client Portfolio Management; managerial oversight of a small team that served as the primary link between investments, client engagement, and new business development and represented each function in the marketplace

High Vista Strategies - (2 years) Senior member of the Client Strategies team and Director of Consultant Relations; developed constructive relationships with the investment consultant community globally and ensured new business opportunities were effectively managed

Mercer Investments - (8 years) Head of US Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager; led the development and ongoing oversight of a multi-manager, multi-asset class liability driven investment solution for pension plan sponsors in the U.S.. Worked jointly with business partners to create and manage a suite of investment strategies that were aggregated into investment portfolios based on client objectives and risk tolerance.

Putnam Investments - (19 years) Several roles including Institutional Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Class strategies, Team Leader-Investment Grade Corporate Bonds, and Fixed Income Senior Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Also served as Consultant Relations Manager-US East Coast

 

 

Education

Degree Major Institution
MBA Business Administration Boston University Questrom School of Business
BBA Business Administration - Finance Marquette University

Christopher A Ray, CFA®

Financial Representative

 

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