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TopGun Investment Mind Designations USA Announced by Brendan Wood International

May 19th, 2016 by TopGun Press

For Immediate Release – New York, NY, May 19th, 2016 (TopGun Press)

Who Selected the TopGuns?

This year BWI’s global panel includes several hundred sell-side analysts and sales professionals whose day to day contact with leading investors offers unique insight into the investment processes at work in the full range of asset management cultures.

There were 1259 nominations for portfolio managers of whom 90 were the most frequently nominated. Roughly half of this elite group were designated TopGuns from previous years.

Why a TopGun Investment Mind?

Respondents cite detective style questioning techniques as part of the repertoire of their nominee TopGun(s). These investors ask the tough questions and get the answers. Discipline is another key descriptor of leading investment minds, not just in the investment process. The leaders are noted for their sharp focus on the essentials and the elimination of market noise in their thinking. TopGuns are globally minded, critical thinkers but open to new ideas and exceptional listeners.

TopGun Cultures

Obviously individuals are key to investment cultures but some firms, and not necessarily the largest, tend to produce more TopGun players. Talent rich Surveyor Capital bred three of the top twelve TopGuns; paradoxically two of those three left the fold this year.

Over the recent years firms fielding the strongest contingent of TopGuns include…

Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Capital Group Companies
Citadel Group
Fidelity Investments
Jennison Associates LLC
JP Morgan Asset Management
Wellington Management Co.
T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

The American Society of TopGun Investment Minds 2015/2016
(By Sector in alphabetical order by last name):

US Consumer Products TopGuns
Name and Firm:
 

Matthew Hand – Wellington Management Co.
Sundeep Khanna – Carlson Capital LP
Tal Klausner – Government of Singapore Investment Corp.
Gregory Kuczynski – Janus Capital
Joe Matt – Capital Group Companies
John McMillin – Lord Abbett
Dennis Neveling – Lazard Asset Management
Martin Zinny – Omega Advisors

US Healthcare TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Bob Deresiewicz – Wellington Management Co.
Patrick Edelmann – BlackRock Inc
Craig Gordon – Capital Group Companies
Rajiv Kaul – Fidelity Investments
Eric Keisman – Capital Group Companies
Jay Markowitz – Capital Group Companies
Alex Winogradoff – TIAA-CREF
Erin Xie – BlackRock Inc
Eddie Yoon – Fidelity Investments

US Metals and Mining TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Michael Bradshaw – Wells Capital Management
Dan Denbow – Usaa Capital Corp.
Joe Foster – Van Eck Global
John O’Toole – Wellington Management Co.
Joe Wickwire – Fidelity Investments

US Financials TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Ian Gutterman – Balyasny Asset Management
Greg Locraft – T Rowe Price Group
Stephen Roseberry – JP Morgan Asset Management
Josh Smith – TIAA-CREF
Christopher Tam – Gillson Capital
Richard Wegener – Citadel Group

US Energy TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Matthew Adams – Franklin Global Advisors
Craig Beacock – Capital Group Companies
George Burshteyn – Millennium Management (Left the Firm)
Matthew Crossland – Citadel Group
Michael Grealish – Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Frank Hu – Capital Group Companies
Matthew Litwin – BlackRock Inc
Darren Peers – Capital Group Companies
Eric Pipa – SIR Capital Management
Tim Schneider – Luminus Management
Matthew Smith – Surveyor Capital (Left the Firm)
Nilesh Undavia – Wellington Management Co.
Matthew Warburton – Everpoint Asset Management LLC
Christian Zann – Balyasny Asset Management

US Industrials TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Charles Antrim – Point72 Asset Management
Jim Brown – JP Morgan Asset Management
Matthew Deyoe – UBS O’Connor LLC
Chris Eitzmann – Putnam Investments
Greg Garabedian – Wellington Management Co.
Seth Ginns – Jennison Associates LLC
Bob Goldberg – Scopus Capital
Anil Gopala – Primecap Management Co
Geoff Hsu – Third Point LLC
Don MacDougall – Adage Capital Management
Chad Meade – Janus Capital
Jaimey Mergler – J. Goldman & Co.
Alexander Moore – Carlson Capital LP
David Pasquale – Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc
Dhaval Patel – TIAA-CREF
Dan Roller – Maran Capital Management
Mark Shalhoub – Citadel Group (Left the Firm)
Mahmoud Sharaf – Fidelity Investments
Matt Simon – Citadel Group
Luke Somers – Citadel Group
Suzanne Stefany – Wellington Management Co.
Michael Vermut – Newland Capital Management
Chris Willis – Impala Asset Management
Scott Winters – BlackRock Inc.
William Wrightson – Wellington Management Co.
Gary Yablon – Impala Capital Partners
Steven Yang – Fred Alger

US Technology, Media and Telecom TopGuns
Name and Firm:

Brad Barrett – Capital Group Companies
Robert Bovo – Millennium Management
Ido Cohen – Invesco AIM
Jeffrey Dorsey – Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Kris Erickson – JP Morgan Asset Management
Jimmy Fairbanks – Och Ziff Capital Management Group
Michael Gallant – Surveyor Capital
Ken Gawrelski – Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Paul Greene – T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
Matthew Janiga – Surveyor Capital
Alan Kassan – AllianceBernstein
Tony Kim – BlackRock Inc.
Ronald LaMorte – Carlson Capital LP
Justin Lubell – Everpoint Asset Management LLC
John McCarthy – Carlson Capital LP
Vik Mehta – J. Goldman & Co.
Stephen Parlett – Citadel Group (Left the Firm)
Ade Patton – Albemarle Global Investors
Joshua Spencer – T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
James Stanzler – Highfields Capital Management LP
Laura Steinberger – Neuberger Berman Group LLC

About Brendan Wood International:

Brendan Wood International (BWI) is an independent performance advisor which rates the performance of 1400+ prominent corporate names in the public markets worldwide. The firm also independently rates Investment Banks, Broker Dealer firms and Asset Managers worldwide. Brendan Wood and partners have conducted more than one thousand off sites and management conferences in fifty cities. Originators of the TopGun recognition program, BWI represents TopGun talent and offers placement services to clients seeking game changer executives and professionals

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

Amanda Knott
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
aknott@brendanwood.com

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