Christopher R. Norwood
Senior Investment Advisor, CFA(R)
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Christopher R. Norwood, CFA(R) is a Senior Investment Advisor with Biechele Royce Advisors and a member of our investment committee. His extensive experience in the equity markets is a valuable assset to our clients. Prior to joining our firm, Chris served as Chief Investment Strategist at Wallington Asset Management, where he was instrumental in formulating an asset allocation policy and portfolio strategy. Mr. Norwood began his investment career in 1994 when he co-founded Thunderbird Management, Inc. with his brother-in-law, Justin B. Whelan III. Chris served as the firm's Chief Investment Officer. Thunderbird, in turn, served as the general partner for Keystone Fund L.P., a small and mid cap alternative investment partnership recognized by Barron's in 2001 as a top performing investment fund.
Mr. Norwood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Davidson College and a Masters degree from the University of Colorado.
Chris logged thirty-five combat missions and one hundred fifty-five combat hours in Southwest Asia.He received two meritorious service medals, an air combat medal, an aerial achievement medal and the Southwest Asian combat medal during his Air Force Service. Chris also served as the Air Force liaison officer to Thailand from 1995 to 1998 - an experience that he credits with broadening his perspective on investing outside of the United States.
Chris is a past board member of the CFA Society of Indianapolis and a current member of the CFA Institute.