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Kirk McDonald, CFA

Senior Research Analyst, Quantitative

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McDonald, a Chartered Financial Analyst, focuses his analysis on materials, energy and industrials for the Large Cap Growth Strategy.  Additionally, he leverages his expertise in quantitative research to lead Argent’s quantitative screening and risk management efforts.

McDonald has 15 years experience in the industry. Immediately prior to joining Argent, McDonald was a portfolio manager for Fiduciary Asset Management, LLC (FAMCO).   His background also includes serving as a senior consultant for Arthur Andersen and as a pilot in the United States Air Force.  McDonald earned a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

McDonald is a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance and co-founder and president of the St. Louis Chapter of the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. In addition, he is active in the community, volunteering as a committee member for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and he is also a member of the CQA Investment Challenge, serving as a mentor to a team of students at Webster University.