Edward C. Bernard
Mr. Bernard served as the vice chair of the board of directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (“TRP”), a global investment management firm, from 2007 to April 2019. Mr. Bernard served as a vice president of TRP from 1989 to December 2018 and as a member of the management committee of TRP from 2000 to December 2018. He oversaw TRP’s marketing, distribution, client service, information technology and communications activities from 2006 until December 2018. He also served as chair of the board of all sponsored TRP mutual funds and trusts during that period and as president and/or chair of T. Rowe Price Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, from 1996 to 2018. Mr. Bernard served as a director of TRP from 1999 to April 2019 and currently serves as a director of UTI Asset Management Company of India. He previously served as chair of the board of governors, and as a member of the executive committee, of the Investment Company Institute, the national trade association for the mutual fund industry. Mr. Bernard received his B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Mr. Bernard’s pertinent qualifications include expertise in the wealth management industry, gained through his 30 years of experience in investment management and leadership roles as a member of the board of governors the Investment Company Institute; his high level of operating, management and strategic planning experience, gained through his executive positions and roles as vice chair of the board of directors of TRP and chair of all sponsored TRP mutual funds and trusts; and his deep understanding of financial product distribution, compliance requirements and the perspectives of advisors and their retail clients, including with respect to the use of technology, product and analytics as a competitive differentiator.
Director Since: 2020