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Darrell Cronk, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Wealth & Investment Management

Wells Fargo & Company

Darrell Cronk is chief investment officer for Wealth & Investment Management (WIM), a division of Wells Fargo & Company. He also serves as president of Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII) and leads WIM's Investment Solutions teams responsible for market strategy and content, asset allocation, manager and securities research, portfolio management, investment risk, investment products, trading, investment implementations, and Wells Fargo's retirement plans.

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

With 30 years of experience in financial services, all with Wells Fargo. He has served as deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, regional chief investment officer, senior director of investments, regional investment manager, senior investment manager, equity analyst, and senior financial consultant.

Darrell earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Iowa State University, earned a masters in finance from Boston University, and is a CFA® charterholder. He is based in New York City.

Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management (WIM) is a division within Wells Fargo & Company. WIM provides financial products and services through various bank and brokerage affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. Brokerage products and services offered through Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Bank products are offered through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Private Bank is an experience level for qualifying clients of WIM. Bank products and services are available through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.

Wells Fargo Advisors is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, but is not licensed or registered with any financial services regulatory authority outside of the U.S. Non-U.S. residents who maintain U.S.-based financial services account(s) with Wells Fargo Advisors may not be afforded certain protections conferred by legislation and regulations in their country of residence in respect of any investments, investment transactions or communications made with Wells Fargo Advisors.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.