Richard "Crit" Thomas, CFA, CAIA, CIPM
Global Market Strategist, Touchstone Investments
Crit Thomas is the Global Market Strategist for Touchstone Investments and team leader for the Touchstone Asset Allocation Committee, which provides thought leadership on capital markets and portfolio construction. In his role as Global Market Strategist, Mr. Thomas is responsible for developing investment strategies based on current market conditions in order to meet varying investment goals and objectives. Mr. Thomas began his career over 30 years ago as an economist for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, later moving on to positions in equity research while serving as Director of Research, Portfolio Management and Director of Equity Growth for various investment firms in the Midwest.
Mr. Thomas earned a BS in Business Administration in Finance from The Ohio State University. He is a CFA Chartholder and a member of the CFA Institute, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Chartholder and a member of the CAIA Association, and holds the Certificate in Performance Measurement designation.