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Mario Nardone

Mario Nardone, CFA, is the Chief Investment Strategist for XY Investment Solutions and the President & Founder of East Bay Financial Services. He 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 contributed to the research and publication of the firm's world-renowned investment philosophy and served as a municipal bond fund specialist, among other roles during his tenure. In 2003 he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, widely regarded as the highest standard in the investment profession, and he continues to mentor aspiring Charter candidates in its curriculum, ethics, and career opportunities. Mario relocated to Charleston in 2010 to serve as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for a respected financial planning and advisory firm in Mount Pleasant before establishing East Bay Financial Services, the collaborative partner firm of XY Investment Solutions. Mario is Past President and of CFA Society South Carolina and Former Chairman of the College of Charleston Finance Department Advisory Board. His approach to investments and the industry has been featured in Investment News, NAPFA Advisor Magazine, and other regional and local publications. Mario is active in recreational sports and the Charleston community, and is a member of the Historic Middleton Place Foundation. He is an avid traveler and SCUBA diver, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Piper, and their "energetic" lab/shepherd mix, Cady.
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Recent Posts

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?


Up to this point,...

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

A Total Return Approach to Investing


Most investors in the...

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

Capital Market Assumptions - A Primer


Projecting future...

September 10, 2018/by Mario Nardone
ESG Investing

ESG Investing


ESG investing means...

July 09, 2018/by Mario Nardone

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