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William Henderson

Vice President, Head of Investments

Bill is Vice President and Head of Investments at Valley National Financial Advisors. He joined the team with more than 30 years of experience, including 26 years at BlackRock. 

Bill leads the firm’s Investment Department, chairs the internal Investment Committee, and directs all investment research efforts. In this role, he provides investment analysis and assists VNFA’s advisory teams with portfolio strategy and asset allocation direction. He meets frequently with representatives from global asset managers to discuss their views about the economy and financial markets, and he lends his own current market observations in VNFA’s The Weekly Commentary e-mail newsletter. 

“My passion in the investment world beyond superior portfolio management,” he says. “I strive to connect with clients without using complex theorems or jargon, while achieving performance results with given risk parameters.” 
Bill is a native of Pennsylvania, and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University in the areas of Finance and Investments. 
In his time outside of work, Bill is a dedicated volunteer for several philanthropic organizations. He has served as a mentor for military veterans with American Corporate Partners (ACP), and long-time board member and volunteer for The Boys Scouts of America.