Nick Ryder, CFA

Nick Ryder, CFA

Principal, Chief Investment Officer


Nick is a Principal at Kathmere Capital Management and serves as the Chief Investment Officer. Nick has more than 13 years of experience in the investment management industry conducting research on markets, investment managers and strategies, as well as advising and working with individuals, families, corporations, and other institutional asset owners to help them execute on their investment objectives.


In his role, Nick is responsible for stewarding Kathmere’s investment philosophy and leading all functions related to the management of client portfolios including research and implementation. Nick also chairs Kathmere’s Investment Committee. Before joining Kathmere, Nick worked for Vanguard in a variety of investment and business leadership roles, including as a Senior Investment Analyst in Vanguard’s Portfolio Review Department where he contributed to the oversight of Vanguard’s funds and ETFs and their investment advisors, as well as a Senior Strategy Analyst in Vanguard’s Corporate Strategy Group, where he led strategic analyses focused on generating solutions to critical business opportunities and challenges.


Nick graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.



Nick is a native of the greater Philadelphia area having grown up in Villanova and currently lives in Wayne with his wife, Christina, daughter, Penelope, son, Jackson, and two collie mixes, Dagny and Wallie. Outside of the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, reading (mostly non-fiction works on economics, investing and history), golfing, rooting for the hometown teams (particularly the Flyers and Villanova basketball) and lifting heavy objects in his spartan garage gym. In his younger days, Nick played golf and ice hockey competitively at the collegiate level.

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