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Edward T. (Ted) Bradford

Edward T. (Ted) Bradford
Founder
Bradford & Marzec

Mr. Bradford co-founded Bradford & Marzec, now part of Tortoise Credit Strategies, in 1984. He is currently a member of the investment policy and strategy committee and is expected to transition off the committee during 2017. With more than 48 years of experience, Mr. Bradford supports other portfolio managers and specialists on credit decisions, tactical trading strategies and special portfolio mandates including short duration, core plus, high yield and international markets.

Mr. Bradford began his investment career with Security Pacific Bank, where he was a portfolio manager in the trust division. He then worked 12 years for CalPERS as a bond investment officer for in-house managed assets and served as the chief investment officer before founding Bradford & Marzec.

He is a member of the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS), the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), California Association of Treasurers and Tax Collectors (CATTC) and a fellow of the Financial Analysts Federation, (now the CFA Institute) since 1974.

Mr. Bradford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and a Master of Science degree in finance from California State University.