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Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
David is the chief investment officer for Commerce Trust and of Commerce Investment Advisors, Inc., the SEC-registered advisor to the Commerce Funds mutual fund complex. Upon gaining a thorough understanding of a client’s needs and goals as well as assessing the client’s entire financial situation, he works with our investment research team to construct a portfolio to help clients achieve their long-term goals.
David has been with Commerce Bank for more than 25 years and Commerce Trust since 2000. During his tenure with Commerce Trust, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, serving as an investment portfolio manager for both private and institutional clients, the director of portfolio management for the eastern region, and now his current role as Chief Investment Officer. David also hosts Conversations with Commerce Trust, a monthly podcast about the markets, investment themes, and economic insights that matter to investors.
David earned his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts.
He is a board member and treasurer of Aim High St. Louis, and a board member of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and International Institute of St. Louis. Additionally, David serves as president of the investment committee of the Center of Creative Arts (COCA). He is also a member of the investment committee for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Forest Park Forever.
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