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TopGun Investment Minds – U.S. Industrials

February 17th, 2013 by TopGun Press

PALM BEACH, FL, February 15th, 2013 (TopGun Press) – Brendan
Wood International announced its annual TopGun designation to exceptional U.S
based investment professionals in the Industrials sector. This sector includes
aerospace, agriculture, automotive, building and construction, chemicals, engineering,
environment, forestry, heavy industry, manufacturing and transportation. TopGun
“Investment Minds” were selected by their counterparties namely, Brendan Wood’s
Panel of leading sell-side analysts and institutional sales professionals.

With over 800 candidates for the TopGun designation in the industrials space only 31
achieved the ultimate accolade and appeared in a class of their own, essentially
singled out for the quality of their thinking which underpins the terminology ‘TopGun
Investment Minds’.

The BWI’s “Investment Mind” Panel comprises of more than 700 of the top sell-side
analysts and sales professionals at firms representing over 90% of institutional trading.
Debriefings with sell-side analysts are ongoing. “This is not a popularity contest,” the
confidential ratings assigned to individual investment professionals by the Panel are
disciplined to distinguish ‘Best in Class’ according to each Panelist. The number of
nominees accepted from each Panelist is strictly limited and TopGun status is
awarded on the basis of the frequency of individual nominations. These disciplines
establish the objectivity of selection and reinforce the fundamental criterion of
respected professionalism in the investment community as a whole.

The most common themes cited by the Panel which distinguish TopGuns include
independent thinking and willingness to buck the trends, knowing the investment
space best, diligent work ethic, being trusted and respected and adding to the
knowledge and civility of the investment community at large.

The 2013 U.S. Industrials TopGun Investment Minds are (in
alphabetical order by firm):

Bob Atchinson – Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Don MacDougall – Adage Capital Management, L.P.
Mark Shalhoub – Citadel Asset Management
Matt Simon – Citadel Asset Management
Peter Hermann – Columbus Circle Investors
Joe Wickwire – Fidelity Investments
John Sheehy – Fidelity Investments
Tobias Welo – Fidelity Investments
Mahmoud Sharaf – Fidelity Investments
Ves Agrawal – Fidelity Investments
Steven Yang – Fred Alger
Chris Willis – Impala Asset Mgmt LLC
Gary Yablon – Impala Asset Mgmt LLC
Chad Meade – Janus Capital
Seth Ginns – Jennison Associates LLC
David Pasquale – JP Morgan Asset Management
Steven Lee – JP Morgan Asset Management
Michael Vermut – Newland Capital Management
Anil Gopala – Prime Capital Securities
Ferat Ongoren – Putnam Investments
Charlie Antrim – SAC Capital Advisors
Jaimey Mergler – SAC Capital Advisors
Ted Orenstein – SAC Capital Advisors
Bob Goldberg – Scopus Capital
Dan Roller – Scopus Capital
Scott Williams – TIAA-CREF
Tom Kolefas – TIAA-CREF
Ben Landy – T. Rowe Price
Suzanne Stefany – Wellington Management Co.
Will Wrightson – Wellington Management Co.
Harvey Bundy – William Blair & Co.

TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS Learn more about the implications of this worldwide poll 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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Ajay S. Walia
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110

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