Ms. Duke is responsible for managing and developing National’s robust compliance program, reporting to the General Counsel and Board of Directors. She provides focused leadership and guidance on compliance-related matters to management, staff, and internal committees. Ms. Duke is also charged with upholding meticulous recordkeeping practices, ensuring the preservation of documentation in accordance with policy and regulation, and working with the General Counsel on regulatory inquiries and examinations.
Prior to joining National in 2018, Ivy served as Counsel at Seward & Kissel LLP in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for matters involving registered fund and adviser operations, including disclosure, registration, regulatory, and compliance matters. Prior hereto, Ivy held the position of Vice President and Acting General Counsel at Calvert Investments, Inc. in Bethesda, MD, where she led legal operations of multiple open-end registered investment companies with over $16 billion in assets and guided the firm’s regulatory functions, including investment company and investment adviser registration with the SEC. She concurrently served as Counsel for the Calvert Social Investment Foundation, where she provided legal counsel on securities-related and philanthropic activities. In her early legal career, Ivy was an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Law Clerk at the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Ms. Duke holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Master of Laws, Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.