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Edmund N. Durden

Chief Investment Strategist, Portfolio Manager

Edmund N. Durden

Ned Durden is chief investment strategist (CIS) and a portfolio manager for the investment strategies at WestEnd Advisors, a Victory Capital Investment Franchise. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, as CIS, Ned is responsible for distilling the Investment Team’s outlook and research to ensure clear, accurate, and effective communication of the firm’s investment views and portfolio positioning. He also conducts sector and security analysis along with macroeconomic research used to guide decisions across the firm’s investment strategies.

Ned entered the financial services industry in 1997 and joined WestEnd Advisors in 2006. Before joining WestEnd, he was a founding member and senior analyst at Cambium Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to that, Ned was a director at the MONY Group, a diversified financial services firm.

Ned is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received his B.A. degree. He also received his MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (JD/MBA).