Kristen Richards is a Partner and Chief Compliance Officer of Chiron Investment Management, LLC and has been with Chiron since its launch in 2015. Ms. Richards has over 20 years of experience in the mutual fund/'40 Act industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company/Ivy Investment Management Company. Ms. Richards earned her law degree from the University of Kansas in 1995 and began her career, in 1995, at Waddell & Reed/Ivy, on behalf of its registered investment advisers, where she was instrumental in building the Investment Management Compliance Department. Over the course of her 20 years with Waddell/Ivy, Ms. Richards has also served as Secretary to the Waddell/Ivy registered investment companies, whereby she was responsible for the creation and maintenance of the mutual fund disclosure documents, as well as responsible for fund governance with regard to the mutual fund board of trustees. Ms. Richards was instrumental in the adoption and establishment of the firm's UCITs fund channel, Ivy Global Investors, which launched in 2014. In addition to her law degree/license, Ms. Richards has also earned and maintains her Series 7, Series 63 and Series 24 FINRA securities licenses.
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