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Kathleen McBride

McBride has more than 35 years of experience in the investment industry including senior posts as a bond underwriter, trader and later, investment adviser. In 2009, she was a founder of The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard, later serving as its Chair. Nationally recognized for her fiduciary process expertise, she frequently speaks, writes, comments, and testifies on investment fiduciary regulation and investor advocacy issues, and meets frequently with regulators and lawmakers.

McBride is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®) and a CEFEX Analyst with the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. McBride’s investment experience and specialized knowledge qualifies her to audit the investment fiduciary processes of retirement plans, RIA firms, service providers and nonprofits across the United States and internationally. Using an ISO-based process, McBride assesses an organization’s conformance to the appropriate fiduciary standard and Prudent Practices established by CEFEX and Fi360, which are based on regulatory, legal and common law prudence, and analyzes the organization’s investments. Once organizations comply the Global Standard of Fiduciary Excellence, they may be certified by CEFEX in a rigorous, peer-reviewed process. McBride was the first CEFEX Analyst to assess a nonprofit organization in Guam for CEFEX certification.

McBride also consults with organizations that desire to improve their investment fiduciary processes. She is qualified to teach the Fiduciary Essentials® courses developed by Fi360 to help investment stewards understand and meet their fiduciary responsibilities.

She has served on nonprofit boards, including Ice Theatre of New York. McBride was a figure skater and still enjoys seeing friends at national or international skating events. She and her husband, Bill, travel and enjoy hiking, sailing and tennis.

She holds BS from New York University and completed the Investment Strategies and Portfolio Management program at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.