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Richard "Crit" Thomas, CFA, CAIA

Global Market Strategist

Richard Thomas

Richard “Crit” Thomas, CFA, CAIA is global market strategist responsible for examining and evaluating economic conditions, generating insights and providing a sharpened perspective on investment strategies for enriched portfolio construction.


Before joining Touchstone Mr. Thomas has experience in the financial services industry since 1990. In 2012, he was senior investment officer at New Covenant Trust Company; director of research at Mead, Adam & Company; director of growth equities at National City Investment Management Company and assistant portfolio manager at State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio.

Education and Registrations

  • Mr. Thomas earned a BS in Business Administration, Finance, from The Ohio State University.
  • He is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Institute, as well as a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder and member of the CAIA Association. 
  • He holds the CIPM (Certificate in Performance Measurement).
  • He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.

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