Fund Companies Rights Offerings Managed Distributions Leveraged Funds IPOs Asset Classes CEF Advisors

My Fund Comparison
Initilizing list...



Agenda    |    Venue    |    Speakers    |    Video    |    Photos



Renee Baker
Marketing Manager—Aberdeen Asset Management


Renee Baker is a marketing manager responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies for Aberdeen Asset Management’s U.S. closed-end fund complex. She is also responsible for the funds’ investor relations program. She joined Aberdeen in 2014 from OppenheimerFunds where she was responsible for institutional marketing. Renee has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and a M.B.A. from Penn State, Smeal College of Business.



Michael Cimini
Head of Investor Relations—Prospect Capital Corporation

Michael is the Head of Investor Relations and has more than 15 years of investor relations (“IR”) experience. Prior to joining Prospect in 2014, Michael was a Managing Director at The IGB Group, a boutique financial communications firm where he developed and executed comprehensive IR programs for specialty finance companies. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Vice President at KCSA Strategic Communications, a full-service communications agency. Michael received a BA in Journalism/Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College in New York. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute.



Jon Diorio
Managing Director—BlackRock

Jon Diorio is a member of BlackRock’s Product Management and Development Group. Mr. Diorio is responsible for U.S. retail product management, development and strategy within Blackrock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory division. In addition, Mr. Diorio is responsible for overseeing BlackRock’s Closed-End Fund business. Prior to joining BlackRock, he held various roles at DWS Investments, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank. Most recently, Mr. Diorio was a Director in DWS’s retail sales division. In previous roles, he was head of closed-end funds for DWS, along with a portfolio specialist for DWS’s alternative mutual funds. Mr. Diorio earned a BA degree in Finance from Loyola University and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance and Economics from NYU, Stern School of Business. In addition, he earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation through the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has his series 6, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
   

David Grumhaus
Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager—Duff & Phelps Investment Management

David D. Grumhaus, Jr. is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with the utility equity team at Duff & Phelps, and leads the firm’s master limited partnership effort.  Prior to joining Duff & Phelps in February, 2014, Mr. Grumhaus served as a portfolio manager and director of research for Copia Capital, LLC; and earlier worked as an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and William Blair & Company, LLC.  He holds a BA in History, cum laude, from Princeton University and a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was a George F. Baker scholar.
   

Anne Kritzmire
Managing Director, Closed-End Funds & Global Structured Products—Nuveen Investments

Anne Kritzmire oversees strategic marketing and support, financial advisor and investor education, industry relations and comprehensive data services for Nuveen Investments’ family of closed-end funds and exchange-traded commodity products. She leads an integrated program of advisor and investor support activities, including the award-winning websites www.CEFconnect.com and www.nuveen.com/cef, as well as advertising, educational initiatives, analyst relations and sales support. She has been quoted extensively in business media such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and InvestmentNews. She has also appeared on NBC, Bloomberg Television and Morningstar.com. Ms. Kritzmire joined Nuveen Investments in 1999 as vice president and director, client development, to develop the firm’s customer relationship management strategy across multiple product platforms and sales channels.
   

Mark McAllister, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager—ClearBridge Investments (Legg Mason) 

Mark McAllister specializes in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and co-manages a Dividend Income strategy and a Capital and Income strategy.  Mark rejoined ClearBridge in 2011 and has 26 years of investment industry experience. He joined a predecessor firm of ClearBridge Investments in 1999 and until 2007 was a managing director and senior portfolio manager focusing on large-cap value strategies. Most recently, Mark was a partner at High Rise Capital Management. Previously, he worked for JLW Capital Management as a portfolio manager, for Cohen & Steers Capital Management as a securities analyst and Investment Committee member, and for Metropolitan Life as a real estate analyst.
   

Rennie McConnochie
Senior Business Development Manager—Aberdeen Asset Management

Rennie McConnochie joined Aberdeen Asset Management in February 2013 as a Senior Business Development Manager working in the closed-end fund area. Rennie has worked in the investment industry for 29 years. Previously, he was responsible for the European Equity business and, later, for investment research in the region for Merrill Lynch. He then became CEO of Bridgewell PLC, an  investment bank in London. Before joining Aberdeen in New York, he was a partner at RP Capital, an investment and advisory company specializing in emerging markets.



Gregory Mino, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Equity & Real Asset Oversight—Nuveen Investments


Greg leads Nuveen’s Equity & Real Asset Oversight team and is a key liaison with Nuveen’s affiliated and non-affiliated sub-advisers that manage equity and real asset strategies.  His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of investment issues on behalf of Nuveen Fund Advisors (NFA) including reporting to various Boards and related groups.  These include the Nuveen Fund Board for all open- and closed-end funds, Nuveen’s UCITS Board, and the Nuveen Commodities Asset Management Independent Committee. Greg is a member of Nuveen’s Product Development Team, and serves on various Nuveen committees related to fund investment management oversight, valuation, disclosure, and distribution soft dollar oversight, as well as Nuveen’s  401(k) and Retirement Committees.



Jonathan Morgan
President & CEO—Canadian General Investments, Limited

Jonathan Morgan is principal of Morgan Meighan & Associates and President and CEO of Canadian General Investments, Limited and Canadian World Fund Limited. Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. In addition to being the lead investor relations representative, his responsibilities include portfolio management, strategic planning, business development and security analysis. Jonathan is a Certified Investment Manager (CIM).



Aaron Peck
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer—Monroe Capital Corporation


Aaron has been a managing director of Monroe Capital since September 2012, where he is responsible for strategic initiatives. From 2002 to 2003 and from 2004 to June 2011, he worked in various capacities at Deerfield Capital Management LLC, including serving as its Co-Chief Investment Officer and as Managing Director of its Middle Market Lending Group. He also helped establish and served as chief portfolio manager for Deerfield Capital Corp. (fka Deerfield Triarc Capital Corp.), a publicly-traded externally-managed specialty finance hybrid mortgage REIT. For Deerfield Capital Corp., Mr. Peck was the primary point of contact for institutional and retail investors, equity research analysts, investment bankers and lenders. Mr. Peck also served as a member of Deerfield Capital’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee.



Brian Sulley
Vice President of Business Development—Tortoise Capital Advisors


Brian joined Tortoise Capital in 2010. Mr. Sulley focuses on business and product development. Previously, he served as a senior financial analyst with the Cerner Corp., where he was responsible for financial modeling and analysis across business lines. Mr. Sulley graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance and a Master of Science in finance. He is a CFA charterholder.




David Wertheim
Director—Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

David joined the Company in 2000. Prior to his current role, David served as a Client Portfolio Manager for International, Global and Emerging Market Equities. Before joining the firm, he worked as a Business Analyst in the Information Technology sector. David additionally has prior experience with Cambridge Associates, Credit Lyonnais and at United States Life Insurance Company. Mr Wertheim received a BBA from The George Washington University; Coursework in Finance and Economics from University of Innsbruck, Austria.








Resources


Aberdeen Closed-End TV

Asset TV — CEF Channel

CEF Connect

Cohen & Steers CEFs Knowledge Center

Harvest — CEFA Channel

Legg Mason CEFs

Seeking Alpha — CEFA Channel


SySys Logo

Lipper Logo
Powered by a SySys data & content management system.

©Thomson Reuters 2017. All rights reserved. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company. Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.