Bernard Ward has been in the financial industry for over 35 years, starting his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983. In 2011, Mr. Ward joined Drexel Hamilton in its Philadelphia office as a Senior Vice President. In this capacity, Mr. Ward, helped build out the firm’s institutional fixed income businesses in both taxable and municipal securities. Mr. Ward has extensive product knowledge having spent several years managing an investment portfolio that included off balance sheet derivatives for KBC Bank in New York. At the outset of Mr. Ward’s career he worked at Ernst & Young, where he gained CPA status in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ward graduated from Widener University with a BS in Accounting and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 & 65 licenses.