Leif Gunderson, CAIA, Chapter Head

Product Manager, Alternative Investments, Global Wealth Services, RBC Wealth Managements

Leif Gunderson joined RBC Wealth Management in November 2016 as a Product Manager in alternative investments. He is tasked with sourcing, evaluating and onboarding new alternative investment products. Prior to joining RBC, Mr. Gunderson was a Senior Research Associate at Jeffrey Slocum and Associates for over 11 years, where he constructed private capital portfolios, conducted manager diligence, and developed cash flow planning models for its institutional clients.


Mr. Gunderson earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and completed his MBA at The University of Chicago—Booth School of Business. He is a CFA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder and member of both the CFA Institute and CAIA Association.