Team

Richard A. Lederer
President and Chief Investment Officer

Richard Lederer is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel, which he co-founded in 1986. Mr. Lederer was previously Vice President of Winrich Capital Management and Senior Investment Officer of Security Pacific National Bank. He has 40 years of investment management experience.

Mr. Lederer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and attended the Graduate School of Business at San Diego State University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles. Mr. Lederer serves on the Long Beach City College Board of Governors where he is a member of the finance and investment committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Prager University Foundation and Musical Theatre West.  Mr. Lederer is a Founders Level member of the Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation. He also participates in the Distinguished Speaker Program for the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Richard lives in the Naples area of Long Beach with his wife Barbara. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Darin W. Bemis
Portfolio Manager and Analyst

Darin Bemis is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst. He is also the Trader and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Bemis has been with Lederer & Associates since 2000. He was previously an Investment Analyst with WM Advisors, Inc. He has over 21 years of industry experience.

Mr. Bemis is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Los Angeles, and the USC Associates. Mr. Bemis lives in Palos Verdes with his wife and daughter.

Brian Byrne
Operations Administrator

Brian Byrne is the Operations Administrator. He is in charge of operations, administration and client services. Mr. Byrne joined Lederer & Associates in April 2013. He has worked in the industry for the past 19 years, including nine at Brandes Investment Partners and five at Nicholas Applegate Capital Management.

Mr. Byrne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Long Beach. He resides in Huntington Beach.