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

March 14th, 2011 by TopGun Press

TopGun Investment Minds – Global Healthcare

Global Healthcare TopGun Investment Minds Announced By Brendan Wood International

PALM BEACH, FL, March 14, 2011 (TOPGUN PRESS) – In continuing its search for the TopGun Investment Minds globally, Brendan Wood International today announced the TopGuns of the Healthcare sector as selected by the world leading analysts in the 600 member BWI Panel.

The Healthcare industry underwent sweeping changes in calendar 2010 including U.S. legislative changes, rising incidence of chronic disease and 2009/2010 consolidation among industry players. Thus, the normally conservative Healthcare sector experienced a fast-paced year of change. BWI’s Analyst Panel selected many individual TopGun Investment Professionals in recognition of their ability to forecast and adapt.

The best and the brightest in Healthcare were also cited for their utmost patience and the wisdom to understand a drug’s lifecycle. In a year when the S&P Index increased by double digits, investors tend to be distracted by sectors with higher returns. The last year was a particularly difficult one for Healthcare, as the sector was the worst performing of the 10 major economic sectors, barely breaking even for the year. The investment professionals cited as TopGuns by the Panel were noted for their ability to identify Healthcare companies which outperform the sector as a whole. Another common theme in the selection of TopGun Investment Minds by the Panel was an individual’s ability to understand the scientific issues behind many of the more engaging stories in the sector.

“When a sector is out of favor, struggling with change and more of the same predicted for the year ahead, it’s tough going on investors. However, Healthcare is an industry of essential relevance over time. Long-term investment decisions and extraordinary insight into new and evolving situations are cited by our Analyst Panel as the qualities most likely to endure and prevail. This year’s TopGun Investment Minds reflect those attributes so say our expert Panelists,” said Brendan Wood, Chairman and CEO of Brendan Wood International.

The U.S. Healthcare group is dominated by the team from Wellington Management, which includes Ann Gallo, Robert Deresiewicz, and Kirk Mayer. Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price and Capital Group had two TopGuns each. JP Morgan Asset Management TopGun, Scott Braunstein, was also a TopGun from the 2006 edition of the search.

The TopGun US Healthcare Investment Minds are:
Phillip Gross; Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Steven Nussbaum; AllianceBernstein
Adam Koppel; Brookside Capital
Jay Markowitz; Capital Group Companies
James Terrile; Capital Group Companies
Rajiv Kaul; Fidelity Investments
Edward Yoon; Fidelity Investments
Evan McCulloch; Franklin Resources Inc.
Andy Acker; Janus Capital
Scott Braunstein; JP Morgan Asset Management
Kris Jenner; T. Rowe Price
Taymour Tamaddon; T. Rowe Price
Alexander Winogradoff; TIAA-CREFF
Sanjay Valvani; Visium Asset Management
Robert Deresiewicz; Wellington Management Co.
Ann Gallo; Wellington Management Co.
Kirk Mayer; Wellington Management Co.

In Europe, four investors joined veteran and 2006 TopGun, Anne Marden of JP Morgan Asset Management, as TopGun Investment Minds.

The TopGun European Healthcare Investment Minds are:
Isabel Buccellati; AllianceBernstein, United Kingdom
Laura Balan; Capital Group Companies, United Kingdom
Mark Becker; Fidelity Investments, United Kingdom
Anne Marden; JP Morgan Asset Management, United Kingdom
Melissa Gallagher; T. Rowe Price, 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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