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Brendan Wood International Announces TopGunSM Investment Minds US 2018

February 21st, 2018 by TopGun Press

The Team at Wellington Management Co. Leads the 2018 TopGunSM Marathon

Closed Circuit Communication
Q1 2018

Brendan Wood International is pleased to announce the designated TopGunSM Investment Minds in
the US 2018. This competition, now in its eighth year, singles out individual investment
professionals as being the most enlightened and disciplined professionals in the US investment
industry.

TopGunSM candidates are selected through a confidential nomination process based exclusively on
personal interviews with America’s leading sell-side professionals. Collectively, the nominating
panel represents the majority of US broker dealer professionals who interface with institutional
investors on a daily basis. The voting process strictly limits the number of nominations a
respondent can make which evens the playing field. Investment professionals are designated
TopGuns based upon the number of individual nominations they receive. Out of a field of 1000+
potential candidates, 103, the top decile, were individually vetted for the TopGunSM designation.

The highest scoring TopGunSM Investment Mind in the US for 2018 is Dan Denbow of USAA
Capital Corp.

The American Society of TopGunSM Investment Minds 2018
(By Sector in alphabetical order by last name):

US Agriculture/Chemicals TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Charles Antrim Point72 Asset Management
Shawn Brennan SIR Capital Management
James Brown JP Morgan Asset Management
Stephen Brown Anchor Bolt Capital
Seth Ginns Jennison Associates, LLC
Aditya Narayanan Adage Capital Management

US Consumer Products TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Matt Hand Wellington Management Co.
Jim Hoeg Alyeska Investment Group
Tal Klausner Government of Singapore Investment Corp
John McMillin Lord Abbett
Dan Riff Wellington Management Co.
Harry Schwefel Point72 Asset Management
Vivian Lin Thurston William Blair & Company
Steven Zyman Capital Group Companies

US Energy TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Craig Beacock Capital Group Companies
Mike Grealish Adage Capital Management
Todd Kantor Encompass Capital Advisors LLC
Hamesh Mehta Point72 Asset Management
Matthew Milim Citadel LLC
Darren Peers Capital Group Companies
Eric Pipa SIR Capital Management
Tim Schneider Luminus Management
Ken Settles SailingStone Capital Partners LLC
Ronald Silvestri Neuberger Berman
Douglas Simmons Fidelity Investments
Christian Zann Balyasny Asset Management

US Financials TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Mohammed Ali Hartford Investment Management
Sam Bapasola BlackRock, Inc
Lutjon Celkupa Balyasny Asset Management
Ian Gutterman Balyasny Asset Management
Andrew Heiskell Wellington Management Co.
Taylor Hinshaw Capital Group Companies
Greg Locraft T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
Richard Nield Invesco Ltd.
Stephen Roseberry JP Morgan Asset Management
Christopher Tam Gillson Capital
Vaibhav Vish Citadel LLC
Richard Wegener Citadel LLC
Jason Zucker EverPoint Asset Management LLC

US Healthcare TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Andy Acker Janus Henderson
Adam Galeon Point72 Asset Management
Wendy Lam Franklin Templeton
Ethan Lovell Janus Henderson
Evan McCulloch Franklin Templeton
Roberto Morales Adage Capital Management
Karim Suwwan de Felipe Fidelity Investments
Jon Wood T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

US Industrials TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Tim Abbott Millennium Management
Robert Atchison Adage Capital Management
Peter Bates T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
Benjamin Coyne Citadel LLC
Eric Dahlberg Balyasny Asset Management
Christian Frenes TIAA-CREF
Steve Geskos Fortress Investment Group LLC
Anil Gopala PrimeCap Management Company
Brian Hall BlackRock, Inc
Allen Keel Surveyor Capital
Emilio Masci JP Morgan Asset Management
Patrick McGlynn EverPoint Asset Management LLC
Jaimey Mergler J.Goldman and Company
Ted Orenstein Carlson Capital LP
Mark Shalhoub Balyasny Asset Management
Joanna Shatney JP Morgan Asset Management
Matt Simon Citadel LLC
Luke Somers Citadel LLC
Claude Staehly Wellington Management Co.
Suzanne Stefany PJT Partners, Inc.
Pratish Sthankiya Balyasny Asset Management
Seth Turkeltaub Catapult Capital Management LLC
Michael Vermut Newland Capital Management LLC
Will Wrightson Wellington Management Co.
Gary Yablon Impala Asset Management LLC

US Metals and Mining TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Dan Denbow USAA Capital Corp.
Michael Bradshaw Wells Capital Management
Steve Land Franklin Templeton
Joe Wickwire Fidelity Investments
Ralph Aldis US Global Investors, Inc.
Gavin Markus Balyasny Asset Management
Joe Foster Van Eck Global
Karim Ansar Citadel LLC
James Bruce SailingStone Capital Partners LLC
Noah Hornstrom Citadel LLC
Thomas Kertsos First Eagle Investment Management
Luke McFarlane Balyasny Asset Management

US Real Estate / REIT TopGuns
Name: Firm:
Steven Buller Fidelity Investments
Conor Fennerty
Formerly BlackRock, Inc (Now at DDR Corp.)
Tiffany Lavastida Principal Global Investors
Paul Meierdierck LaSalle Investment Management
Dimitrije Mitrinovic Capital Group Companies
John Murphy Cohen & Steers, Inc

US Technology, Media and Telecom TopGuns
Name: Firm:
John Averill Wellington Management Co.
Robert Bovo Millennium Management
Rob Bowman JP Morgan Asset Management
Ryan Frick Dorsal Capital Management
Bruce Glazer Wellington Management Co.
Allen Kassan AllianceBernstein
Ronald LaMorte Carlson Capital LP
Vik Mehta J.Goldman and Company
Halsey Morris Wellington Management Co.
Matthew Schuldt Adage Capital Management
Corey Shull T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
James Stanzler Highfields Capital
Roger Venezia Surveyor Capital

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The 2018 USA TopGunSM Teams Marathon

The ranking of TopGunSM Teams, as at 1Q 2018, is reported below in order of each Team’s share
of TopGunSM Investment Minds. Team results are monitored non stop throughout the year. This
competition is called a Marathon because results represent at least two years of consistent
TopGunSM ratings. The 2018 rankings will include a smaller Entrepreneur Class Teams category
which will recognize smaller asset management firms with the highest component of TopGuns
per capita on their respective teams.

Leading Teams In The 2018 US TopGunSM Marathon
(As of 1Q 2018)
1. Wellington Management Co.
2.= Balyasny Asset Management
2.= Citadel LLC
4.= Adage Capital Management
4.= Capital Group Companies
4.= JP Morgan Asset Management
7.= Fidelity Investments
7.= Point72 Asset Management
7.= T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
10.= BlackRock, Inc
10.= Franklin Templeton

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About Brendan Wood International:

Established in 1970, Brendan Wood International is an intelligence based advisor formulating its
strategic and operational advice on granular intelligence which measures current and
forthcoming transactional market share and confidence in the performance of all sizes of public
companies, banks, broker dealers and investment managers worldwide. The firm, renowned for
‘game changer’ professional recruitment and career management, is also the managing sponsor of
the exclusive TopGunSM Club, which recognizes and supports individual executive and
professional members whose performance is rated in the top decile globally by their constituent
counter parties, shareholders and customers.

Contacts:
Jordan Novak
Partner
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
jnovak@brendanwood.com

Amanda Knott
Managing Director
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
aknott@brendanwood.com

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