CHRISTINE McDERMOTT, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
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, she conducts and coordinates investment research and risk management. Christine works closely with our clients in managing their investment portfolios to achieve their long-term objectives.
Christine's investment industry experience spans over 25 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 Hestia Santa Fe member, a Trustee with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, a member and former chair of its investment committee; a former Chair of the St. Michael’s High School endowment trust; and a graduate of Leadership New Mexico. Christine earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of New Mexico.