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Thinking Boldly with Chenae Edwards of NEPC

Episode 22: Chenae Edwards, Partner of NEPC

Chenae Edwards, Partner with NEPC, LLC shares her investment consulting experience as she discusses the NEPC manager research process, how clients are maneuvering through the current market environment, and her experience in working with non-profit institutions.

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving more than 400 clients with over $1.4 trillion in assets under advisement. With over 350 employees and over 400 clients across channel, NEPC’s five distinct practices and eight regional offices make it one of the more important consultants in the industry.

Learn more about what has made NEPC so successful over the years, and how Chenae and her colleagues research and select their investment management partners.

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Chenae Edwards


Chenae is a member of the Philanthropic Practice Group, advising healthcare organizations, endowments and foundations. She is recognized as an asset allocation specialist and serves on NEPC's Asset Allocation Committee, which oversees the development of asset class assumptions and the market outlook for the firm. She also co-chairs the firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network. 

Prior to joining NEPC in 2013, Chenae worked at Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management and at Sovereign's Capital as an Analyst focused on investments in frontier markets. Chenae also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Audit Practice where she focused on the banking and asset management industries. 

Chenae holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina and a Level III CFA candidate. Chenae serves as an Executive Advisory Committee member for the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.

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