Darrell L. Cronk, CFA
President of Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Chief Investment Officer for Wealth and Investment Management
Wells Fargo & Company
Darrell L. Cronk is the president of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., which 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 & Company comprised of Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Asset Management, Wealth Client Solutions and Private Wealth Management businesses.
Mr. Cronk is frequently featured in the media including The Wall Street Journal, TheStreet, Dow Jones MarketWatch, Barron’s, the Associated Press, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. He has authored numerous investment-related articles and regularly speaks at investment-industry conferences.
With more than 25 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.
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