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Brendan Wood International Announces America’s TopGun Designations

May 1st, 2015 by TopGun Press

For Immediate Release – New York, NY, May 1st, 2015 (TopGun Press) – This year the sell-side of the American investment business voted eighty five of their buy-side clients into the Society of TopGuns. Two hundred and sixty-nine sell-side professionals cast their ballots for the investors they personally believed to be the optimal leaders of thought in the industry during the past year.

“As in earlier years the TopGuns garnered the upper decile of sell-side nominations and we found no bias toward large commission payers or firms. As has been the case for several years the sell-side made informed and thoughtful choices of the Investment Professionals on the buy-side who capture their respect, independent of size,” said Jordan Novak, Managing Director, Brendan Wood International.

This year Brendan Wood International will be adding a new dimension measuring the TopGun Investment Brands in the business to the recognition process.

The American Society of TopGun Investment Minds

(By Sector in alphabetical order by last name):

US Healthcare TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Andy Acker – Janus Capital
David Chan – Jennison Associates LLC
Bob Deresiewicz – Wellington Management Co.
Phil Gross – Adage Capital Management
Jean Hynes – Wellington Management Co.
Eric Keisman – Capital Group Companies
Taymour Tamaddon – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Alexander Winogradoff – TIAA-CREF
Erin Xie – BlackRock Inc
Eddie Yoon – Fidelity Investments

US Metals and Mining TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Ralph Aldis – US Global Investors Inc.
Michael Bradshaw – Wells Capital Management
Stephen Land – Franklin Templeton Investments
Peter Maletis – Franklin Templeton Investments

US Financials TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Ian Gutterman – Balyasny Asset Management
Stephen Roseberry – Surveyor Capital
Matt Rothschild – Alyeska Investment Group
Hani Sabbagh – Viking Global Investors
David Small – JP Morgan Asset Management
Josh Smith – TIAA-CREF
Gabriel Soloman – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Christopher Tam – Tribe Capital
Richard Wegener – Citadel Group
Brian Wilhelm – Citadel Group

US Energy TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Craig Beacock – Capital Group Companies
George Burshteyn – Millennium Capital Management
Matthew Crossland – Citadel Group
Shawn Driscoll – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Todd Kantor – Encompass Capital Advisors LLC
Vincent Maddi – SIR Capital Management
Brad Marcotte – Amber Capital
Ryan Oldham – Fidelity Investments
Benjamin Piggott – Fidelity Investments
Daniel Rice – GRT Capital Partners, LLC
Jeff Schleppy – Illumine Capital Group
Tim Schneider – Surveyor Capital
Matthew Smith – Surveyor Capital

US Industrials TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Charles Antrim – Point72 Asset Management
Bob Atchinson – Adage Capital Management
Peter Bates – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc
Robert Felice – Scoria Capital Partners LP
Steve Geskos – Fortress Investment Group LLC
Seth Ginns – Jennison Associates LLC
Robert Goldberg – Scopus Capital
Anil Gopala – Primecap Management Company
Geoffrey Hsu – Third Point LLC
Martin Jacobs – Capital Group Companies
Ian Kirwan – Lazard Asset Management
Don MacDougall – Adage Capital Management
Chad Meade – Arrowpoint Asset Management
Nathan Mendes – Citadel Group
Jaimey Mergler – EverPoint Asset Management
Ferat Ongoren – Putnam Investments
Ted Orenstein – Scoria Capital Partners
David Pasquale – JP Morgan Asset Management
Dan Roller – Maran Capital Management
Mark Shalhoub – Citadel Group
Mahmoud Sharaf – Fidelity Investments
John Sheehy – Fidelity Investments
Matt Simon – Citadel Group
Suzanne Stefany – Wellington Management Co.
Seth Turkeltaub – Catapult Capital Management
Michael Vermut – Newland Capital Management
Tobias Welo – Fidelity Investments
Christopher Willis – Impala Asset Management
William Wrightson – Wellington Management Co.
Gary Yablon – Impala Asset Management
Steven Yang – Fred Alger Management

US Technology, Media and Telecommunications TopGuns

Name and Firm:

Brad Barrett – Capital Group Companies
JJ Berney – TriOaks Capital Management
Heath Bogin (In Memoriam) – Surveyor Capital
Mark Casey – Capital Group Companies
Jeff Dorsey – Adage Capital Management
Ken Gawrelski – Adage Capital Management
Paul Greene – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Rhett Hunter – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Alan Kassan – AllianceBernstein
Justin Lubell – EverPoint Asset Management
John McCarthy – Carlson Capital LP
Vik Mehta – J.Goldman and Company
Halsey Morris – Wellington Management Co.
David Older – Point72 Asset Management
Jeetil Patel – Columbia Management Group
James Stanzler – Highfields Capital Management LP

US Consumer Products TopGuns

Name and Firm:
Tal Klausner – GIC Private Limited

About Brendan Wood International:

In 1970, Brendan Wood International pioneered performance measurement in the capital markets worldwide. This unique investigative process pinpoints TopGun performance for investment banks, corporations and portfolio managers. Committed to the principles of independence, an even playing field and optimal transparency BWI provides its reports to interested banks/brokers, investors and issuer subscribers alike.

Related Links:
Jordan Novak
Managing Director
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110

Amanda Knott
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110​

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