Senior Vice President, Domestic Equities
Chris joined Bailard in 2015. As a member of the Technology investment team, he focuses his investment research on semiconductor and related industries and coordinates broadly on technology investment strategies.
Prior to Bailard, Chris founded Primary Funds, LLC, an investment firm specialized in low-volatility, long/short technology-biased equity strategies where fundamental research played an integral role in stock selection and portfolio construction. Chris and Bailard have a relationship that began in 2004, when Bailard became an institutional client of Primary Funds, LLC.
Before Primary Funds, Chris served as Director of Equity Research at RCM, at that time a $60 billion investment advisory firm best known for its fundamental research approach to investing in equities. (Today, RCM is part of Allianz Global Investors.) As the Director of Equity Research, Chris also led the research effort behind the management of $7.1 billion in research-driven sector funds. He served on that firm’s Executive Committee and Equity Management Group.
Chris holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Cornell University. Outside of Bailard, Chris can often be found on the bike trails of Marin County or the ski slopes of Tahoe. Chris is married with two children and resides in Marin County, California.