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Paul Christopher

Paul Christopher, CFA

Head of Global Market Strategy

Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Wells Fargo & Company

Paul Christopher is the Head of Global Market Strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII), 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. Wells Fargo Investment Institute serves Wealth and Investment Management, a division of Wells Fargo comprised of Wells Fargo Private Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, Abbot Downing, and Wells Fargo Asset Management businesses.

Mr. Christopher focuses on the global investment environment and leads WFII’s market guidance teams. He is frequently quoted in the national media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, TIME, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, Bloomberg Television, ABC News, NBC News, and CNBC. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he developed economic strategies to trade in global financial and commodity futures markets for Eclipse Capital Management. In previous positions, Mr. Christopher supplied international economic perspectives for Wells Fargo Advisors predecessor A.G. Edwards and advised institutional clients of Istanbul-based Global Securities on the oil-based economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has consulted with the governments of Hong Kong, Egypt, Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic on monetary policy issues.

Mr. Christopher received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from Saint Louis University, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester, and is a CFA® charterholder. He is based in St. Louis.

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.

Abbot Downing a Wells Fargo business, offers products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.

Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management, a division within the Wells Fargo & Company enterprise, provides financial products and services through 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. Wells Fargo Private Bank offers products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Wells Fargo Private Bank offers products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) is the trade name for certain investment advisory/management firms owned by Wells Fargo & Company. These firms include but are not limited to Wells Capital Management Incorporated and Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. Certain products managed by WFAM entities are distributed by Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC (a broker-dealer and Member FINRA).

A.G. Edwards was a predecessor company of Wells Fargo Advisors.

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