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Christian Trout, CFAInvestment Analyst/Portfolio Manager

Chris wears multiple hats at Avalon, conducting investment research for our investment committee while collaborating with the Avalon team to construct and manage our clients' portfolios. He identifies new investment opportunities, conducts quantitative analysis and monitors Avalon's top holdings.

Before joining Avalon, Chris worked in the investment industry for 11 years, starting with AIM Investments in 1999 and most recently with Beekman Capital, an institutional growth stock manager based in Santa Fe. At Beekman, as a senior analyst Chris had primary responsibility for leading the company's investment research effort. Chris holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston. He has achieved the CFA designation.