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   Bob Doll Robert C. Doll, CFA
Chief Equity Strategist, Senior Portfolio Manager
Bob Doll serves as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management.  Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Doll served as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team at BlackRock.  His service with BlackRock dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006.  At MLIM, he served as the President and Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Large Cap Series Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Doll served as the Chief Investment Officer of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.

  Dr. Ed Yardeni Dr. Ed Yardeni
Dr. Ed Yardeni is the President of Yardeni Research, Inc., a provider of independent global investment strategy research. Dr. Ed explores trends in the economy and financial markets that are vital to a broad spectrum of investment decision-makers. He was on Wall Street for 25 years as the Chief Economist of EF Hutton, Prudential Securities, and CJ Lawrence. He was also the Chief Investment Strategist of Deutsche Bank Securities. Regarded as one of the leading independent investment strategists in the business, Dr. Yardeni appears frequently on CNBC and is widely quoted in the financial press. He worked at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC and in New York City, as well as the US Treasury. He holds a B.A. from Cornell and a PhD from Yale, where he studied under Nobel Laureate James Tobin.






  Michael Haynes Michael Haynes
Michael Haynes has more than 30 years of experience in the gold, precious metals and coin industries, having held leadership positions at both private and publicly traded companies with operations in the United States, France and Switzerland. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of APMEX Inc., since July, 2010.
Prior to joining APMEX, Mr. Haynes was Chief Executive Officer of Black, Starr & Frost, a privately held luxury jewelry retailer. From 2003 to 2009, he was chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Collectors Universe, Inc., a NASDAQ-traded firm. Previously, Mr. Haynes held executive management positions at eight different public and private companies engaged in the gold, precious metals, coin, specialty retail, distribution, e-commerce and manufacturing businesses.


Chicago Capital Management

  Kerry Jordan Kerry Jordan, CFA
Kerry Jordan, CFA is the Director of Marketing and chief Compliance Officer for Chicago Capital Management L.P., an absolute return, merger arbitrage strategy hedge fund. In this capacity Ms. Jordan manages all of the fund’s capital raising efforts, investor relations communications, and compliance team. Prior to joining CCM,  Ms. Jordan was a managing director at Phalanx Capital Management, LLC, an Asian-focused, multi-strategy hedge fund where she managed the fund’s business development and capital raising efforts. Previously, Ms. Jordan was a director in the Global Derivatives Products group at Bank of America where she focused on the structuring and sales of interest rate, commodity, and equity derivatives.


CornerCap Investment Counsel

  J. Cannon Carr J. Cannon Carr
Chief Investment Officer
Cannon is CornerCap Investment Counsel’s Chief Investment Officer. He leads the weekly investment committee, which oversees the firm's investment strategies and process, stock and asset class research, and portfolio management. He joined CornerCap in June 2007, after being a client for over seven years. Prior to joining CornerCap, Cannon was a senior equity analyst at CIBC World Markets (formerly Oppenheimer), covering IT business services, wireless services, and emerging telecom.  He was rated a five-star analyst by Zachs Research in 2006. Cannon has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University in Political Economy.

  Jeffrey Moeller Jeffrey Moeller
Jeff is CornerCap’s Director of Research, overseeing the day-to-day execution of Fundametrics® and research of the firm’s investment products. He is a member of the investment committee and a Portfolio Manager and co-manages the three CornerCap mutual funds (Small Cap Value, Large/Mid Cap Value, and Balanced). Jeff joined CornerCap in 2000 and served as the firm’s trader for three years. He returned in 2004 in his present capacity. Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Atlanta. He has a BS in Finance from Oklahoma State University.


Eaton Vance

  Stephen W. Clarke

Stephen W. Clarke
President, Navigate Fund Solutions LLC
Stephen Clarke is president of Navigate Fund Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He is responsible for leading and managing the development of net asset value (NAV)-based trading and exchange-traded managed funds (ETMFs). Before joining Eaton Vance, Stephen was a senior vice president of Old Mutual Asset Management, where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of institutional and alternative investment management affiliates for nearly 14 years. He previously served as marketing manager at United Asset Management, prior to its acquisition by Old Mutual. Earlier in his career, he held assurance consulting, business development and client service positions at Coopers & Lybrand, the Berkshire Companies and Putnam Investments. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.



Fidelity Asset Management

  William Danoff

William Danoff
Will Danoff is a portfolio manager for Fidelity Asset Management. Fidelity Investments, is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries.  He manages Fidelity Contrafund and Fidelity Advisor New Insights Fund.
Mr. Danoff joined Fidelity as an equity research analyst in 1986.  He served as a portfolio assistant for Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1989 to 1990.  Mr. Danoff was appointed manager of Fidelity Contrafund in 1990. He managed VIP Contrafund from its inception in January 1995 until October 2007.  Mr. Danoff began managing Fidelity Advisor New Insights Fund in July 2003.
Born in 1960, Mr. Danoff received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Harvard University in 1982 and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.



F-Squared Investments

  James Celico James Celico
Co-Head of Alternative & Institutional Investments
Investment Committee Member
Prior to joining F-Squared, Mr. Celico co-founded 3 affiliated financial services firms in New York:  HRC Partners, Liberty Street Advisors, and Liberty Street Securities.  Jim was the thought leader behind HRC, leading the business development team that raised over $8 Billion dollars for a variety of asset managers.  He was a seed investor and CFO for Liberty Street Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor to a series of mutual funds, and Liberty Street Securities, a broker-dealer distributing hedge funds and other investment products.  Prior to creating HRC, Jim held positions in the defined contribution group at Brentwood Asset Advisors and the Asset Management Services and Investment Divisions of The Hartford.  He began his career with Fortis Investors.

  Dennis Follmer Dennis Follmer
Senior Vice President - Investments
Investment Committee Member
Mr. Follmer is a Senior Vice President of the firm and is a member of F-Squared’s Investment Committee. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Follmer’s experience in the financial markets has included sales and trading, investment management, business development, and co-founding a global fund management firm.
Previously, Mr. Follmer was a Managing Partner at Oceanwood Capital Management, a global hedge fund specializing in event driven strategies. He ran the firm’s U.S. office, was a member of the Management Committee, and led the North American analyst team.

  Tom Hagstrom Thomas W. Hagstrom, CFA
Senior Vice President - Investments
Investment Committee Member
Mr. Hagstrom has over twenty years of experience in the financial markets, with responsibilities in business development, portfolio management, and sales and trading. Prior to joining F-Squared, Mr. Hagstrom was a Managing Director at State Street Alternatives Advisors in Boston, heading Alternatives Business Management, and was a member of the Senior Management Group. Mr. Hagstrom was a Managing Director and principal in the emerging markets team at State Street Research and Management before its acquisition by Blackrock in 2005. Prior to SSRM, Mr. Hagstrom held senior capital markets roles at RBS, Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse First Boston, during which time he qualified for a CFA designation.


GL Capital Partners

  Dan Thibeault Dan Thibeault
Dan is the CIO and CEO of GL Capital Partners (GL). He leads GL’s Investment Committee and serves as the Head Portfolio Manager for its global macro and multi-strategy fixed income mutual funds and hedge fund. Dan has established an impressive track record running a global macro strategy with annual returns of 16.13% since 2005.
Before founding GL, Dan worked in Fixed Income at Goldman Sachs and completed strategic investments within GE Capital’s Private Equity Group. Dan received his MBA from Harvard University and BA from Dartmouth College.
Dan’s research notes and economic commentary have garnered a devoted following.


Harbor Funds

  Raymond F. Condon Raymond F. Condon
Portfolio Manager, Harbor Convertible Securities Fund
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
Raymond F. Condon joined Shenkman Capital in 2003 and has 36 years of investment experience, including 12 years in high yield. Prior to joining Shenkman Capital, Mr. Condon held management positions focusing on research, origination, and sales & trading at ABN AMRO Rothschild, ING-Barings, Alex Brown, Tucker Anthony, Smith Barney, and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Condon earned his BA at St. John’s University and his MBA from Fordham University.

  Eric S. Dobbin Eric S. Dobbin
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
Eric Dobbin joined Shenkman Capital in April 2006, and has 25 years of investment experience.  Previously, he worked for Merrill Lynch as Managing Director, Head of High Yield and Distressed Bond Trading from 2000 to 2006.  From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Dobbin was a distressed debt Portfolio Manager at Hamilton Partners.  From 1989 to 1995 he worked for Travelers/Smith Barney, where he served as an associate in corporate finance at Smith Barney, Managing Director of High Yield Research at Smith Barney and Portfolio Manager at Travelers.  Mr. Dobbin was Manager of Financial Analysis at Allied Signal from 1985 to 1989.  Mr. Dobbin received his BA (1984) and his MBA (1985) from Duke University.


Hartford Funds

  Timothy L. Hurley Timothy L. Hurley           
Vice President and Manager, Sub-Advisory Marketing
As manager of Wellington Management’s Sub-Advisory Marketing, Tim provides marketing consulting and sales support to the firm’s mutual fund and variable annuity clients.
Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Tim spent 11 years at Scudder Investments in Boston, where he worked in marketing, product management, and new product development (1991 – 2002).
Tim earned his AB from Harvard College in 1990.


Jennison Associates

  Thomas Davis Thomas Davis
Thomas Davis joined Jennison in April 2011 with 17 years of investment management experience. He was previously with Loomis Sayles for 11 years, most recently as a co-portfolio manager of global equity portfolios. He began his tenure at Loomis as a research analyst covering domestic insurance companies, securities brokers, exchanges, asset managers, and government-sponsored enterprises and as a portfolio manager for a financial sector strategy. Prior to Loomis, Tom was a global equity research analyst at Putnam Investments, covering insurance companies, Asian property developers, and REITs. Tom earned a BA in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Duke University.


Jensen Investment Management

  Eric H. Schoenstein Eric H. Schoenstein
Principal, Jensen Investment Management
Joined the firm in 2002. Eric heads the fundamental research conducted across the investment team. Eric spent nearly fourteen years with Arthur Andersen LLP, as a Senior Audit Manager, providing a wide variety of services to clients of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. His career included time spent in Chicago and Budapest, Hungary, as well as his primary location in Portland, Oregon. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration, with a focus in Accounting, from Oregon State University. Eric is currently serving as a trustee for the Oregon State University Foundation and is a past president of the Oregon State University Alumni Association.


Litman Gregory


Jeremy DeGroot, CFA

Jeremy DeGroot, CFA
Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Jeremy is responsible for overseeing Litman Gregory’s manager due diligence, asset class research, and portfolio construction. He is also co-Portfolio Manager, along with Ken Gregory, of the Litman Gregory Masters Funds, and is the Portfolio Manager of the Litman Gregory Masters Alternative Strategies Fund, a multi-manager, multi-strategy fund. Jeremy is frequently quoted in the national media in the areas of asset allocation and manager selection.


Loomis, Sayles & Company

  Dan Fuss Dan Fuss
Vice Chairman Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P.
Dan Fuss has 54 years of experience in the investment industry and has been with Loomis, Sayles & Company since 1976. He is vice chairman of the firm and manages the firm’s flagship Loomis Sayles Bond Fund—which won the 2009 Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award in the fixed income category—in addition to the Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond, Investment Grade Fixed Income, Strategic Income, Fixed Income, Institutional High Income, Capital Income and Global Markets funds. In 2012, Dan received both the Institutional Investor Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lipper Excellence in Investing Award. In 2000, he was named to the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions and lifetime achievements toward the advancement of the analysis of fixed income securities and portfolios. He has twice been president of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Dan earned a BS and an MBA from Marquette University. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1958 and held the rank of Lieutenant.


McKinley Capital

  Gregory S. Samorajski Gregory S. Samorajski
CFA, Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager
M.B.A. Finance and Statistics, University of Chicago, 1979
B.A. Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1976
Mr. Samorajski joined McKinley Capital as a Portfolio Manager in 1997.  In addition to stock selection responsibilities, he has applied his mathematical and quantitative talents to assist in developing and managing the firm’s risk analysis and portfolio construction systems.  Prior to joining McKinley, Mr. Samorajski worked for ten years at the Chicago Board of Trade as manager of the Exchange’s financial futures product development group.  In that capacity, Mr. Samorajski directed the design of the Federal Funds futures contractwhich is widely used today as a benchmark to determine the market’s expectation of Federal Reserve policy changes.  He also was responsible for the design of the successful Five-Year and Two-Year Treasury note futures contracts.  Mr. Samorajski was also a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  He has served as a faculty member in the graduate Financial Markets and Trading Program of the Illinois Institute of Technology, and taught graduate investment classes at Alaska Pacific University.


Morgan Stanley Investment Management

  Mark Bavoso Mark Bavoso
Managing Director
Mark is a senior portfolio manager on the Global Asset Allocation team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1986 and has 31 years of investment experience. Previously, he was a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Dean Witter InterCapital and a vice president in the equity marketing and research departments of Dean Witter Reynolds. Prior to joining the firm, he was a vice president and equity research analyst at Sutro & Co. Mark received a B.A. in both history and political science from the University of California, Davis. In 2008, under his leadership, the Morgan Stanley Strategist Fund was the recipient of the Lipper Funds Award (presented to the top performing Flexible Portfolio for the trailing three years). Mark is also a member of the Economic Club of New York.

  James Upton James Upton
Managing Director
James is a senior portfolio specialist and chief strategic officer for the Global Emerging Markets Equity team. He re-joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has 21 years of investment experience. Prior to re-joining the firm, James was a senior investment strategist at Northern Trust Global Investments. Previously, he was the Latin America equity strategist and later a global equity strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his investment career as an international economist at Merrill Lynch and spent nearly two years as a sovereign risk analyst at Morgan Stanley. Before graduate school, he was a reporter in Mexico City with United Press International. James received a B.A. in history from Middlebury College and an M.A. in economics and U.S. foreign policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.



  Paul M. Blomgren Paul M. Blomgren, CFA
Senior Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager
Paul is a client portfolio manager with the taxable fixed income group. In this role, he is integrated into the portfolio management team, helping to develop and communicate information about the markets, process and performance to institutional, retail and defined contribution analysts and financial advisers.
He began working in the financial industry in 1992. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management in 2012, he was a director and fixed income strategist for the institutional fixed income sales division at Wells Fargo Securities. In
this role, he developed investment ideas and delivered presentations to regional and national audiences. Previously, he worked as an institutional sales representative. Prior to that, Paul spent 12 years on
the fixed income investment management side of the business at American Express Financial Advisors
(now Columbia Management) and Piper Capital Management as a sector manager, analyst and trader.

  James Colon James A. Colon, CFA
James is a portfolio manager specializing in asset allocation strategies and statistical risk management. He is the lead portfolio manager of Nuveen’s Intelligent Risk Portfolios® and has managed the strategies since their inception in 2009. James also serves as a member of the portfolio management team for Nuveen’s asset allocation products.
James began his career in the financial services industry in 2000 and joined Nuveen Investment Solutions as an analyst in 2006. Prior to his current role as portfolio manager, James held several senior analyst positions at Nuveen Investment Solutions and Nuveen HydePark. His responsibilities included managing the quantitative analysis underlying the firm’s asset allocation, alternative investment research and risk management methods.
James earned a B.A. in both economics and international relations from Michigan State University and an M.S. in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. James is also a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.

  Michael De Feo Michael De Feo
Managing Director, DCIO & Strategic Platforms
As the managing director of DCIO and strategic platforms, Michael is responsible for leading the firm’s sales and business developments efforts for defined contribution platforms and sub-advisory mandates.
Michael began working in the financial services industry in 1991. He joined First American Funds in 2008 leading the firm’s defined contribution group, which was acquired by Nuveen in 2010. Previously, he served as a vice president for DCIO and consultant relations at Pioneer Investments. Prior to that, Michael was a vice president of new business development for BISYS Retirement Services and an institutional sales manager for Citizens Securities. Other previous roles included national sales manager, DCIO and RIA for Scudder Kemper Investments and an institutional sales representative for Neuberger Berman LLC.
Michael received a B.A. in history from Roanoke College ('88) and he holds the Series 7, 65 and 24 securities registrations.


Oppenheimer Funds

  Greg Brown Gregory L. Brown, CRPC
Vice President, SteelPath
Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
Greg joined Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. as a result of the OFI/SteelPath acquisition in 2012.
Prior to joining OFI, Greg was employed by SteelPath Capital Management and was responsible for both Strategic Accounts and for Distribution on the OFISteelPath Team. In his capacity, Greg was interacted daily with the investment team and communicated regularly with clients about the Master Limited Partnership asset class and specifics regarding the various strategies managed by the firm. He also provides input on the advantages and disadvantages of various MLP industry offerings.

  John Corcoran John Corcoran
Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Alternatives
John works with the Diversified Alternatives, Real Estate, Gold & Special Minerals, Commodities, Currencies, Global Opportunities, Capital lncome, Flexible Strategies, Global Strategic Income and Event Linked Bond teams articulating their investment policy, strategy and performance to existing and prospective clients. Prior to joining the firm, John was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst with Noble Partners' Global Long/Short Fund where he focused on Commodities, Energy, Precious Metals, Hard Assets and other natural resource-related sectors. Prior to joining Noble Partners, John was a Portfolio Manager for Brevan Howard Asset Management, a global multi-strategy hedge fund based in London. In addit ion, he has held senior investment management positions at Fort is Investments, Harbor Capital Management, CIBC World Markets and Stephens Inc.

  Sibil Sebastian Sibil Sebastian
Sibil Sebastian is a Product Manager for alternative strategies at OppenheimerFunds. She works across multiple alternative investment teams such as Commodities, Real Estate and Global Multi Strategies, promoting and communicating investment strategy and insight. Sibil also identifies and develops new product opportunities with the investment team.
Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds, Sibil worked for BlackRock and focused on multi-asset strategies including alternatives. She previously worked for Deutsche Bank’s asset management group and Capital One as portfolio manager for trust clients.
Sibil holds a B.A. in Finance from Pace University and M.S. in Finance from Baruch College. She is a CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder.


PanAgora Asset Management

  Dr. Edward Qian Dr. Edward Qian
Dr. Qian is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Multi Asset for PanAgora.  His primary responsibilities include investment research and portfolio management in PanAgora's Multi Asset group.  He is also a member of the firm's Investment, Operating, and Directors Committees.
Dr. Qian has a distinguished career in investment management as well as academia.  A renowned researcher, Dr. Qian's pioneering work, ìOn the Financial Interpretation of Risk: Risk Budgets Do Add up, became a cornerstone for what is commonly referred to as Risk Parity type investment strategies today.
Florida State University, Ph.D.
The Chinese Science Academy, M.S.
Peking University, B.S.


Permanent Portfolio

  Michael J. Cuggino Michael J. Cuggino
Michael J. Cuggino has served as the President and Portfolio Manager of Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds, Inc., a San Francisco-based family of no-load, open-end mutual funds, specializing in asset allocation and tax-efficient investment strategies since his investment advisory firm, Pacific Heights Asset Management, LLC, began managing the Fund on May 1, 2003. Mr. Cuggino has served as a director of the Fund since 1998, its Chairman of the Board and President since 2003 and its Secretary since 2006. From 1993 through 2007, Mr. Cuggino served as the Fund’s Treasurer.


Polaris Capital Management

  Dr. Edward Qian Sumanta Biswas
Sumanta Biswas, CFA, serves as the firmís Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager. A partner within the firm, Mr. Biswas, is responsible for fundamental analysis of potential investment opportunities around the globe.  Since joining the firm in 2002, he has worked in conjunction with lead portfolio manager in all aspects of managing the portfolios' investments.  Mr. Biswas received a masterís degree in finance from Boston College, and an MBA from Calcutta University in India.  Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Biswas worked at as a research analyst at Delta Partners and an officer of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

  Bernard R. Horn Bernard R. Horn
Bernard R. Horn Jr. is president and portfolio manager of Polaris Capital Management, LLC, a leading Boston-based global value equity firm.  Mr. Horn founded Polaris in April 1995; today, the firm manages over $4 billion for institutional and individual investors.  Mr. Horn's 30-year track record exceeds most competitors in length and has produced admirable risk-adjusted returns.  Mr. Horn is frequently profiled in national publications, serves as a TV commentator and guest conference lecturer.  Previously, Mr. Horn worked for MDT Advisers, Inc., Freedom Capital Management and Horn & Company. Mr. Horn is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a master’s degree in management from M.I.T.


Prudential Investments

  Stephen Brundage, CFA Stephen Brundage, CFA
As a managing director and product specialist for Quantitative Management Associates (QMA), Stephen Brundage, CFA, is responsible for managing client relationships for QMA’s asset allocation team.
Investment experience. Before joining QMA in 2008, Steve was a client advisor at J.P. Morgan, dealing with large endowments and foundations. He managed the investment research and client servicing function for the company’s 401(k) business as well. In addition, he ran J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Global Product Development group, spending three years in London.
Education. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University and an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  Brian LoDestro, CFA Brian LoDestro, CFA
As vice president and portfolio advisor, Brian LoDestro is responsible for providing clients and prospects with ongoing updates on the investment philosophy, process, and performance of Prudential Investments’ fixed income mutual funds.
Investment Experience. Before joining Prudential in 2007, Brian was a vice president, client portfolio manager, and director of marketing for Shikiar Asset Management. He also spent six years as a vice president in CitiStreet’s Institutional Investment Services Group, where he was responsible for investments and client servicing for proprietary mutual funds, registered investment advisory programs, and an open architecture mutual fund platform for institutional clients. Earlier, he worked for PaineWebber and Merrill Lynch & Company.
Education. Brian received a B.S. in business administration from Bryant College and an M.S. in management from Boston University. He holds the CFA designation and Series 7, 63, 65, and 52 licenses.


Reaves Asset Management

  Tim Porter Tim Porter
Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Tim Porter joined Reaves Asset Management in 2004.
Mr. Porter serves as an Energy Analyst and is also a Portfolio Manager.
Before joining Reaves, Mr. Porter was Vice President and Co-Manager of the Energy Strategy of Millennium Partners. Prior to that, he served as an Energy and Utilities Analyst at HSBC Asset Management in New York. Mr. Porter began his career at Refco Inc. as a Commodity Research Analyst.
Mr. Porter received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo and is a CFA charter holder.


Schooner Investment Group

  Greg Levinson Greg Levinson
Schooner Investment Group
President & Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio Manager Schooner Fund (SCNAX, SCNIX)
Greg Levinson, the Founder of Schooner Investment Group, has managed the Schooner Fund since its inception in 2008.  He has 18 years of industry experience in equities, equity-linked securities, and derivatives.  Greg was formerly a Senior Portfolio Manager for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund where he was the head of global convertible and equity-linked trading.  Previously he was the Founder and CIO of Polaris Advisors LP, an equity-linked market neutral manager specializing in convertible arbitrage, equity, and derivative strategies.  Prior to forming Polaris he was a Managing Director and Head Trader of convertible arbitrage at BNP/Cooper Neff where he led the U.S. convertibles team.  His responsibilities included oversight of all group operations and strategy development.  Prior to becoming Managing Director, he was Senior Vice President of Trading and the head trader for Banque Nationale de Paris’ (“BNP”) proprietary convertibles trading group.  Greg is a graduate of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.


Sentinel Investments

  Jason Doiron Jason Doiron
FRM, PRM Senior Vice President
Head of Fixed Income & Derivatives Portfolio Manager
Sentinel Investments
Jason joined Sentinel in 2008 and serves as head of fixed income and derivatives. In this capacity, he has ultimate accountability for the firm’s fixed income efforts, including trading responsibility for US treasuries, CMBS and all derivatives. Jason serves as portfolio manager for the Sentinel Total Return Bond, Sentinel Conservative Strategies, Sentinel Balanced, Sentinel Short Maturity Government, and Sentinel Government Securities Funds. Before joining Sentinel, Jason was a derivatives strategist for the Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets group. Prior to that, he worked on the derivatives desk for Citigroup Global Investments.


Sierra Investment Managment, Inc.

  Frank Barbera Frank Barbera, CMT
Executive Vice President, Sierra Investment Management, Inc.
Co-Portfolio Manager, The Sierra Mutual Funds
Frank Barbera, CMT, is the Executive Vice President at Sierra Investment Management and also Co-Portfolio Manager at Sierra Core Retirement Fund and the new Sierra Strategic Income Fund. Sierra and its affiliates currently manage over $1.8 billion in assets.
Between 2000-2007, Mr. Barbera was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Caruso USA Affiliated LLC, in Los Angeles, where he managed a billion dollars.  He developed a wide range of technical market indicators and trend-following techniques which were profiled in the 2006 book, “Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today's Top Traders.” The tools illustrated in the book were considered pioneering work in the field of sector trading. Mr. Barbera holds a Series 65 license and a Chartered Market Technician.



  Brian Watson Brian Watson, CFA
Director of Research & Portfolio Manager, OFI SteelPath
Prior to joining SteelPath in 2009, Brian Watson was a portfolio manager and led the MLP research effort at Swank Capital LLC, in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Watson also covered the MLP and Diversified Energy sectors for RBC Capital Markets in the firm’s Equity Research Division from 2002 to 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Watson worked for Prudential Capital Group, helping to analyze, structure, and invest in debt private placements issued primarily by companies involved in the energy industry including those involved in oil field services, midstream services, and oil and gas exploration and production.


Swan Wealth Advisors, Inc

  Randy Swan Randy Swan
Randy Swan is a registered investment advisor that specializes in the Defined Risk Strategy (“DRS”) which is a hedged equity and option income strategy that allows investors to participate in the upward price movement of the S&P 500 index while reducing most of the downside risk.   The DRS is a market neutral/absolute return strategy designed to offer superior absolute and risk adjusted returns over a full investment cycle.  The DRS is suitable for large cap core replacement, liquid alternative, long term cash or overlay onto an existing low basis or concentrated portfolio.


Wellesley Investment Advisors, Inc.

  Greg Miller Greg Miller
CPA CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Greg Miller co-founded Wellesley Investment Advisors, Inc. in 1991 to help clients address the challenge of pursuing investment performance while protecting their portfolios. Under his leadership, WIA has become one of America’s leading investment management firms, providing investors with advice and hands-on convertible bond investment management services.
For two consecutive years, Greg has been named a Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor. As Co-CIO, Greg has led Wellesley toward achieving one of the top ranked SMA convertible track records. Greg has authored numerous articles and has been profiled in various investment and prominent financial publications, including Barron’s, Institutional Investor, Investment Advisor Magazine, and Bloomberg. He has been a guest lecturer at both Babson College and Boston University.

  Mike Miller Michael Miller
Co-Chief Investment Officer
As Co-Chief Investment Officer of Wellesley Investment Advisors, Inc. and Co-Manager of the firm’s convertible bond mutual fund, Michael is an integral part of the firm’s investment team. He is responsible for convertible research and product development, analyzing and monitoring portfolio holdings, and communicating performance, portfolio and fund data. He also constructs and analyzes client portfolios, and works directly with some of the firm’s institutional clients. Michael frequently speaks at national investment conferences educating investors about the convertible bond asset class.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC, where he specialized in finance.


Westcore Funds

  Troy Dayton Troy Dayton
Troy Dayton, CFA is a portfolio manager and analyst for the Westcore Blue Chip Dividend Fund, Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund, Westcore Small-Cap Opportunity Fund and the Westcore Small-Cap Value Dividend Fund. He is also the Director of Value Research, a portfolio manager and analyst on the Value team and a partner at Denver Investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Dayton was an equity research analyst with Jurika and Voyles and an equity research associate at Dresdner RCM Global Investors. He also worked as a trading support officer for Citibank's Global Asset Management Department in London, England. Mr. Dayton received a BSBA from Colorado State University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado.

  Jon K. Tesseo Jon K. Tesseo
Jon K. Tesseo has been a Portfolio Manager of the Westcore Micro-Cap Opportunity Fund since June 23, 2008. He is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Denver Investments and a Quantitative Analyst on the Value Team. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Tesseo was the Investment Director for OmniWealth Ltd. and was the Director of Research and a Portfolio Manager at Oak Research Inc. He also worked as a Portfolio Manager at Harris Investment Management and served as the Director of Research and Portfolio Manager for Navellier & Associates. He began his career as a systems engineer for Lotus Development Inc. where he developed quantitative models for financial institutions. Mr. Tesseo received a BS from Bryant College.



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