Portrait of Darrell Cronk

Darrell L. Cronk, CFA

President of Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Chief Investment Officer for Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement
Wells Fargo & Company

Darrell L. Cronk is the president of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company that is focused on delivering the highest quality investment expertise and advice to help investors manage risk and succeed financially. Mr. Cronk leads global investment strategy and research including equity, fixed income, real assets, and alternative investments. He also serves as chief investment officer for Wealth and Investment Management, a division of Wells Fargo comprised of Wells Fargo Private Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement, and Abbot Downing businesses, accounting for more than $1.6 trillion* in assets under administration.

Mr. Cronk is frequently featured in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TheStreet, Dow Jones MarketWatch, Barron’s, the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. He has authored numerous investment-related articles and regularly speaks at investment-industry conferences.

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Mr. Cronk most recently served as deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. He has held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo, including regional chief investment officer, senior director of investments, regional investment manager, senior investment manager, equity analyst, and senior financial consultant. He began his career as a senior credit analyst for Norwest Bank, a Wells Fargo predecessor.

Mr. Cronk is frequently featured in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TheStreet, Dow Jones MarketWatch, Barron’s, the Associated Press, and Reuters, and makes regular appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox Business News. He has authored numerous investment-related articles and regularly speaks at investment-industry conferences.

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Mr. Cronk most recently served as deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. He has held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo, including regional chief investment officer, senior director of investments, regional investment manager, senior investment manager, equity analyst, and senior financial consultant. He began his career as a senior credit analyst for Norwest Bank, a Wells Fargo predecessor.

Mr. Cronk earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Iowa State University, a Master in Finance from Boston University, and is a CFA® charterholder. He is based in New York City.

*As of Sept. 30, 2016
Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. (WFII) is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company and provides investment advice to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Advisors, and other Wells Fargo affiliates. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Wealth and Investment Management is a division of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Private Bank provides products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Abbot Downing provides products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.

Brokerage products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (WFCS) and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.

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