Merryfield's founder and CIO, Peter D. Field, is a champion for investors' rights to a better understanding of investing. He particularly enjoys working closely with his clients helping them achieve their investment goals while minimizing their investment expenses. His investment philosophy seeks to combine the best attributes of passive, or index, investing with active management designed to enhance the return while mitigating risks. As a representative of an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) he acts in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of his clients. Prior to forming Merryfield he spent nine years as a portfolio manager and Chief Compliance Officer for another SEC-Registered Investment Advisor. In all, his professional career spans four decades and includes experience as a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse & Co., a research analyst for the Farm Credit Banks and as a partner in a large agribusiness. He is a graduate of The Hotchkiss School, a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from The Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.