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Deborah L. Duncan

Deborah Duncan is currently a Senior Advisor of the Fremont Group, a San Francisco-based private investment company.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fremont Investors, Inc. and Board of Advisors of Fremont Group, LLC, two of the Group’s primary investment entities.  Before retiring in 2015, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Fremont Group. Prior to a sale in 2005, Ms. Duncan was also Chairman of Fremont Mutual Funds, Inc., a no-load mutual fund family.

Before joining Fremont Group, Ms. Duncan worked for 21 years at Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York.  Her most recent position was Executive Vice President of Chase’s Global Asset Management Division.  In this capacity, Ms. Duncan led a global business that developed, distributed and managed over $220 billion of investment products including domestic and foreign equities, fixed income and alternative investments. She was also a member of the Bank’s Management Committee.

Her previous positions at JP Morgan Chase included EVP and Corporate Treasurer, managing corporate treasury activities for the $300 billion organization and EVP and Co-Head of Global Markets, managing global sales and trading activities with specific responsibility for Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Futures and Managed Futures businesses.  Her assignments also included Treasury and Finance positions in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.  Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase, Ms. Duncan was a staff accountant at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company.

Ms. Duncan received her B.A. in Economics from Smith College, Northampton, MA and her M.S. in Accounting from New York University Stern School, and earned the designation of CPA in New York.  She is the lead independent director of the Board of Directors of the Guardian Life Insurance Company and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Smith College. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and PIX System.  She previously served on the Board of Overseers of New York University Stern School and the Board of Directors of the Investment Company Institute.