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Propinquity Advisors LLC
Roland J. Meerdter
Managing Partner


Roland MeerdterRoland Meerdter is the founder and managing partner of Propinquity.  Roland is also the co-founder of DOOR.

Previously, Roland was a Managing Director and global head of manager/fund research and due diligence for Deutsche Bank.  He was a member of the firm’s Global Investment Committee.  Prior to this role, he was a senior research analyst with a multi-family office. He has worked extensively in both the U.S. and Europe.  He is an industry thought leader in a range of topics including manager research/selection methodology, convergence of alternative and traditional investment approaches and global distribution developments. He regularly speaks and writes on these topics.  He is a graduate (magna cum laude) of the University of Oregon.


William Welde - bio photoWilliam Welde is an analyst at Propinquity.  William is also an analyst at DOOR.

He joined the firm full time in June 2015 following an extensive internship.  William focuses on data analysis and modeling as well as industry research.  William graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics, a minor in Applied Mathematics, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics.