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Andrew Wallerstein
Christine McDermott
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Christine McDermott, CFAChief Investment Officer

As CIO and Principal of Avalon Trust, Christine articulates the Company's investment philosophy and oversees investment strategy, including asset allocation and portfolio construction. In her role as Chairperson of Avalon's investment committee, Christine coordinates investment research and risk management. She also follows macroeconomic trends and investment themes. In managing investment portfolios, Christine works closely with our clients to achieve their long-term objectives.

Christine has worked in the investment industry for over 20 years, starting at Northern Trust in Chicago and later as an equity portfolio manager for the State of New Mexico's multi-billion dollar permanent endowment funds. She is a member of the CFA Institute, the leading global association of investment professionals. She is a Trustee with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and serves on its Investment and Governance committees, is former Chair of the St. Michael's High School endowment trust, and is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico. Christine earned her bachelor's degree and MBA from the University of New Mexico.