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KC Mathews, CFA®

Chief Market Strategist

As the Chief Market Strategist at Commerce Trust, KC holds a key contributing role in the development and execution of the firm’s market strategy with a focus on equity investments. In addition, he serves on Commerce Trust’s Investment Policy Committee and as a thought leader for the firm on investment, market and related topics.

Prior to joining Commerce Trust in 2023, KC served as the Chief Investment Officer at UMB Bank. In this capacity, he oversaw the strategic development and execution of UMB’s $12 billion investment management division . He also counseled high profile private and institutional clients on investment management matters. Previously, KC held positions of increased responsibility within the trust division of the Bank of Oklahoma.

KC holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the ABA National Trust School at Northwestern University and completed an advanced investment management education program at the Harvard Business School. KC earned the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation and is member of the CFA Institute. He also is a past president of the CFA ® Society of Kansas City.

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Charter is a designation granted by CFA Institute to individuals who have satisfied certain requirements, including completion of the CFA Program and required years of acceptable work experience. Registered marks are the property of CFA Institute.

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