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Faris F. Chesley


Faris has been an esteemed and active member of Chicago’s investment community for more than 40 years. Before founding Chesley, Taft & Associates, he was Vice Chairman of ABN AMRO North America Incorporated, successor to The Chicago Corporation, which he joined in 1988. While at ABN AMRO, Faris also served as the Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee and as a member of its Risk, Management, and Investment Advisory committees. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and a Director of Prescott, Ball & Turben, Inc., and from 1970–1984, he served as President of Burton J. Vincent, Chesley & Co. (formerly Chesley & Company). He began is career with Hornblower & Weeks.

"We thrive on collaboration and the collective wisdom of our team. While each portfolio manager takes responsibility for the final decision, we encourage discussion and debate so the best ideas rise to the top for our client portfolios."


  • DePauw University, B.A. in Economics
    Gold Key Honorary Society

Memberships and Positions


  • Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Collegis Education Inc.

  • Board Member and Chairman of the Endowment Committee for Riverside Theater in Vero Beach, FL



  • Member of the Midwest Stock Exchange’s Specialist Evaluation Committee

  • Chairman of the Securities Industry Association’s Central States District

  • President of the Bond Club of Chicago

  • Independent Trustee of the North America Henderson Global Funds (London, UK)

  • Director of the Harris Insight Funds and the Selected Group of Funds

  • Served on the DePauw University Alumni Board

  • Trustee of the Hadley School for the Blind

  • Board Member and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Presbyterian Homes

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