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Brendan Wood International Announces The Results of Its Search For The Best Investment Minds in Worldwide Financials

March 15th, 2011 by TopGun Press

Global Financials TopGun Investment Minds Announced by Brendan Wood International

PALM BEACH, FL, March 15, 2011 (TOPGUN PRESS) – Performance and Career advisory firm Brendan Wood International today announced the results of the firm’s annual poll naming the TopGun Investment Minds in the financial sector, including banks, financial services firms and insurance companies.

TopGun Investment Minds are selected by a unique global panel of 600 internationally recognized sell-side analysts.

“This year has been a trying period for investment in a sector that has underperformed its rivals” said Chairman Brendan Wood. “Analysts on our panel and portfolio managers take investment in this sector very seriously and personally. All these professionals on both sides of the Street actually work in financial institutions and most of them have significant personal positions in their own employers’ stock.”

In selecting TopGuns, analysts focused on integrity, investment wisdom, outstanding insight into the industry, deep understanding of particular investment targets and investment judgment. “This award, from the toughest analysts in the game, is a very prestigious one,” Johann Rodrigues, Managing Director of the Panel, said. “It signals the admiration of a highly professional and fiercely competitive group that has a big personal stake in the industry. They are not easily impressed.”

Being named a TopGun Investment Mind is an ultimate professional accolade for money managers. Coming from a dispassionate audience, often described as ruthlessly objective, the award is based upon day-to-day familiarity with a portfolio manager’s thinking and expertise over time.

The TopGun US FIG Investment Minds are:
Michael Holton; Boston Company
Will Robins; Capital Group Companies
Benjamin Hesse; Fidelity Investments
Vincent Montemaggiore; Fidelity Investments
Steven Wharton; JP Morgan Asset Management
James Haber; SAC Capital Advisors
Jason Polun; T. Rowe Price
Clark Shields; T. Rowe Price
Thomas Purcell; Viking Global Investors
Nick Adams; Wellington Management Co.
Greg Garabedian; Wellington Management Co.
Andrew Heiskell; Wellington Management Co.

The TopGun European FIG Investment Minds are:
Jenny Norris; AllianceBernstein; United Kingdom
Markus Engels; Allianz Global Investors; Germany
Christoffer Malmer; Arrowgrass Capital Partners; United Kingdom
Lucy Bonmartel; AXA Investment Managers, France
Andy Griffith; Capital Group Companies, United Kingdom
Joerg Sponer; Capital Group Companies, United Kingdom
Maurizio Lualdi; Capital Group Companies, United Kingdom
Daniel Sarp; Deka Investment GmbH, Germany
Tom Hedges; Brummer & Partners; United Kingdom
Jeremy Kelton; JP Morgan Asset Management, United Kingdom
Stephen Kirk; Lansdowne Partners, United Kingdom
Rafael Garcia Arbej; Och-Ziff Capital Management, United Kingdom
David Morgan; Putnam Investments, United Kingdom
Sam Elsokari; SAC Capital Advisors, United Kingdom
Justin Bisseker; Schroder Investment Management, United Kingdom

TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS Learn more about the implications of this worldwide search by contacting the project leaders. Brendan Wood International is a Performance and Career Advisor assisting both firms and individuals. The firm has conducted more than 1,000 offsites and management strategy sessions for financial institutions and corporations worldwide. Brendan Wood seeks out optimal financial service relationships for corporations and places TopGun executives and investment professionals in senior rainmaker assignments.

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Mr. Johann Rodrigues
561 515 6126


Mr. Stewart Borden
416 924 8110

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