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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

BRUCE TALEN, J.D., CFA ® Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Counsel Commerce Trust Company

Bruce joined Commerce Trust Company in 2004 as senior trust counsel. He has more than 30 years of experience in the trust and investment management business in both legal and leadership roles. Bruce advises Commerce Trust on regulatory, trust administration, employee benefits and securities matters. He has oversight responsibility for the financial advisory services group, the Commerce Trust legal staff and the specialized services group. In addition, he is responsible for the risk management activities of the company and serves as the chief legal officer of Commerce Investment Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Bruce graduated from St. Olaf College in 1979 and received his juris doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1983. In 2004, Bruce earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois Bar, the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of St. Louis.

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