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Patricia Chadwick is founder and president of Ravengate Partners LLC. Ravengate Partners is a consulting firm dedicated to providing businesses and not-for-profit institutions with education and advice about the financial markets and the global economy. As both a board member, she brings three decades of managerial and investment experience to the boardroom, where her strength lies in helping to drive decision-making at the corporate level. As an expert witness, she specializes in matters of investment process, due diligence, portfolio construction and management, and stock research.
Before founding Ravengate partners, she served as chief investment strategist at Invesco (1997 – 1999), providing for the firm its official position and recommendations to clients on, not only the financial markets, but also where and how they fit into the U.S. and the global economy.
She traveled widely on her firms’ behalf, articulating and defining her strategy for institutional and individual clients in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. She served also as her firms’ public spokeswoman to a widespread, indeed global, television audience. She appears frequently on CNBC, and is a regular blog contributor to CNBC.com. Her blogs can also be found on her website, ravengate.com. She has a rare ability to ensure that her viewers come away with a more solid understanding of the investment environment and the economic issues influencing the markets.
Ms. Chadwick can draw also upon her business-management experience, with responsibilities that have spanned client-relationship management, equity-research analysis, portfolio management, as well as actually running a business. Her business-management skills include administrative policy design and implementation; reorganization planning; financial business planning; staff recruitment & retention; team leadership; training & development.
Ms. Chadwick describes herself as, not only a problem-solver, but a strategic thinker, who can break down complex issues into their components, and see forward to synthesize and implement a completely new resolution. This talent has helped her to assume ever-increasing managerial roles during her professional career, as well as to see and to direct the larger strategic pieces surrounding her particular job description at any given time.
She began her financial-services career in 1972, worked at the Ford Foundation from 1976 to 1980, joining Citicorp Investment Management that year. In 1988, the group was sold to USF&G – and re-named Chancellor Capital Management. By 1991, Chancellor was an employee-owned asset-management business, where Ms. Chadwick managed six billion of dollars of client assets, including those of many of the largest and most well-known corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations. In 1995, Chancellor was acquired by Liechtenstein Global Trust, which was in turn acquired by Invesco in 1998. During these years, Ms. Chadwick herself was also ‘acquired’ by her company’s various owners, enlarging and diversifying her own professional responsibilities, culminating in the management of a $15 billion asset business. She retired at the end of 1999 as a Global Partner of Invesco.
She also has served since 1992 as a member of the Board of Directors of the AMICA Mutual Insurance Company, a leading personal lines insurance company headquartered in Rhode Island. From 2003 till 2006, she served on the board of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, a Bermuda based insurer of nuclear power plants both in the U.S. and in Europe. She also served on the board of SoundView Technology Group, a research-driven securities firm in Greenwich, CT, until its acquisition in 2004. In January 2006, she was appointed to the board of the ING mutual funds, where she chairs the Domestic Equity Investment Review Committee and sits on the Audit Committee, the Contracts Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In June 2006 she joined the board of Wisconsin Energy Corp, where she is a member of the Finance Committee. She is currently the SEC appointed independent consultant to Credit-Suisse in their settlement with the SEC and the New York Attorney General’s office.
Eleemosynary activities include service on the Board of Advisors at St. Aloysius School, a private, co-educational, Catholic school in Harlem. She is also a Trustee of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT and a member of the Vestry of Christ Church Greenwich. She is a past trustee of The Stanwich School in Greenwich (2001 – 2006), and recently completed two terms as a Director of United Way of Greenwich, where she continues to serve on the Finance Committee.
Ms. Chadwick was graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading biographies, playing tennis, canning and cooking.