Christopher Nelson is the founder and president of Bond Investment Mentor, which provides investment training and mentoring services to community bankers. In addition, he is the host of the Bond Investment Mentor podcast, covering fixed-income securities and investment portfolio management topics for community financial institutions. Nelson is also president of Nelson Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm that specializes in working with community banks.
Nelson has been involved in banking and investments for more than 30 years, formerly serving as the chief investment officer and director of finance & treasury for a New England-based community bank. In addition to managing the bank’s investment portfolio as it grew from $200 million to more than $1 billion, he was responsible for supervising the bank’s financial operations relating to liquidity and funds management, asset/liability and interest rate risk management, loan and deposit pricing, hedging and derivative activities, and international services.
In addition to serving at GSBC, Chris Nelson previously taught at a banking investment school in South Carolina and has spoken at several banking conferences. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor for the University of Maine Business School.
Nelson has an undergraduate degree in finance from Excelsior College and a graduate degree in finance from Cambridge College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.