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Mario Nardone

Mario Nardone, CFA, is the Chief Investment Strategist for XY Investment Solutions and Partner at East Bay Financial Services. Mario began his investment career in 1999 with Vanguard Mutual funds in Valley Forge, PA, where he consulted institutions and financial advisors on investment policy, portfolio construction, and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). He also held roles as a research analyst, a municipal bond fund specialist, among others during his tenure. In 2003, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and he continues to mentor aspiring Charter candidates and young investment professionals. Mario relocated to Charleston in 2010 to serve as Chief Investment Officer for a financial planning firm before establishing Eash Bay in 2014. As a Partner at East Bay, Mario serves a select group of Registered Investment Advisor firms as their outsourced Chief Investment Strategist. Responsibilities of this role include continuous oversight of advisor clients' investments, bespoke strategies for unique situations, client communications, and more. Mario is Past President of CFA Society South Carolina and Former Chairman of the College of Charleston Finance Department Advisors Board. His approach to investments and the industry has been featured in Investment News, NAPFA Advisor Magazine, South Carolina Public Radio, and other publications and media outlets. Mario is active in recreational sports and the Charleston community, is an avid traveler and SCUBA diver, and enjoys spending time with his wife Piper, their daughter Pepper, and son Santino.  Learn more and connect with Mario on LinkedIn. 
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Recent Posts

Which Yield Calculation is the “Right” One? Guidance on Uses and Nuances of Yield Calculations

Which Yield Calculation is the “Right” One? Guidance on Uses and Nuances of Yield Calculations

3 MIN READ

Per Investopdia.com, the...

October 31, 2022/by Mario Nardone
Reaching for Yield: A Careful Analysis

Reaching for Yield: A Careful Analysis

7 MIN READ

There is much debate over...

September 05, 2022/by Mario Nardone
ESG Investing: An Investment Expert's High-level Review

ESG Investing: An Investment Expert's High-level Review

10 MIN READ 

The idea of investing...

May 02, 2022/by Mario Nardone
What Does It Take to Be Chief Investment Officer of a Fee-Only Firm?

What Does It Take to Be Chief Investment Officer of a Fee-Only Firm?

6 MIN READ 

If you are reading this, it...

March 21, 2022/by Mario Nardone
Trade ETFs Like THIS, Not THAT

Trade ETFs Like THIS, Not THAT

3.5 MIN READ 

Exchange-Traded Funds...

June 11, 2020/by Mario Nardone
A Conversation Starter on Negative Rates and Yields

A Conversation Starter on Negative Rates and Yields

3.5 MIN READ 

While negative policy...

October 10, 2019/by Mario Nardone
Marijuana Investing: An Investment Blazing a Trail for Future Growth or One That Will Go Up In Smoke?

Marijuana Investing: An Investment Blazing a Trail for Future Growth or One That Will Go Up In Smoke?

3.5 MIN READ 

Up to this point, we’ve...

July 04, 2019/by Mario Nardone
A Total Return Approach to Investing

A Total Return Approach to Investing

10 MIN READ 

Most investors in the...

May 27, 2019/by Mario Nardone
Capital Market Assumptions - A Primer

Capital Market Assumptions - A Primer

7.5 MIN READ 

Projecting future...

September 10, 2018/by Mario Nardone
ESG Investing

ESG Investing

5 MIN READ 

ESG investing means...

July 09, 2018/by Mario Nardone

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