CJ Carey, CFA, CPA
Christopher (CJ) Carey Jr. is a financial professional with significant investment, operations, and accounting expertise. Previously, Mr. Carey was Senior Vice President and Head of Operational Due Diligence at The Rock Creek Group LP, a $10 billion alternative investment management and advisory firm. While at Rock Creek, Mr. Carey was instrumental in the formation and ongoing development of the firm’s due diligence strategy and investment underwriting process. CJ led due diligence efforts on more than 500 private equity and hedge fund managers, while overseeing more than 100 active investments representing the interests of a 100% institutional investor base. Prior to joining Rock Creek in 2008, Mr. Carey was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP with a focus on public and private real estate ownership groups, management companies, and private equity funds.
Mr. Carey graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003, earning B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Finance.
Peter Goulding, CFA
Peter Goulding brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services as a corporate development / strategic planning executive, Financials focused institutional equity investor, institutional credit / distressed debt investor and investment banker. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning practice at People’s United Bank. At People’s he led acquisitions of banks and specialty finance firms with more than $7BN of assets. In addition, he supported an active share repurchase program, which totaled approximately 25 percent of current market capitalization, valued at more than $1BN. Peter also helped to lead strategic shifts towards: organic growth; commercial deposit gathering; fee income businesses; enterprise wide sales force effectiveness tools and governance. Prior to joining People’s in 2009, Mr. Goulding held positions at leading investment and financial institutions, including WL Ross, Copper Arch Capital, TQA Investors, Merrill Lynch, and Chase Securities (now JPMorgan Chase).
Mr. Goulding earned an MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Management in 2004 and a BA in Economics from Tufts University in 1996.
Christopher J. Carey is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of City National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada. Chris is Chairman of the Board and CEO of RBC Holdco Corporation, the $120 billion in assets intermediate holding company for Royal Bank of Canada’s U.S. operations which includes RBC Capital Markets, RBC U.S. Wealth Management, RBC Global Asset Management, City National Bank and RBC Bank of Georgia. Chris is also on the board of Matthews International Capital Management, LLC, the advisor to Matthews Asia Funds, which had $36.0 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.
Mr. Carey has 32 years of experience as a finance executive in the banking industry. He joined City National in July 2004 from Cincinnati-based Provident Financial Group, Inc., where he had been executive vice president and CFO since 1998. Before that, he was the CFO of CoreStates Bank in Philadelphia. He also worked as an accounting manager at AEL Industries, Inc., a publicly held manufacturing company in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and at the Philadelphia offices of Price Waterhouse.
Chris is active with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and is Chairman of its Board of Directors, as well as serving on the L.A. Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness. Chris is also on the Board and is a member of the finance committee of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Carey earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in 1976.