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Brendan Wood International Announces Results of Worldwide Search for TopGun Investment Minds

March 7th, 2011 by TopGun Press

PALM BEACH, FL, March 8, 2011 (TOPGUN PRESS) – Performance and Career Advisory firm Brendan Wood International (BWI) today announced the results of its annual worldwide search for the TopGun Investment Minds in the investment industry.

The search culminated in the United States last week, with the announcement of the investment teams receiving the highest number of ‘TopGun Investment Mind’ citations for the portfolio managers in their employ. The firms, which were grouped as either multi-product firms or alternative investment firms, were ranked by the highest number of ‘TopGun Investment Mind’ citations awarded by an independent selection panel of over 600 sell-side analysts.

Fidelity Investments received the most citations for TopGun Investment Minds in the multi-product group while Citadel Group finished as the top alternative investment firm. Capital Group and T. Rowe Price finished second and third, respectively in the multi-product group while SAC Capital Advisors and GLG Partners finished second and third in the alternative investment grouping.

The TopGun Investment Minds Teams are:

Multi-Product Firms Alternative Investment Firms
Fidelity Investments Citadel Group
Capital Group Companies SAC Capital Advisors
T. Rowe Price GLG Partners
Wellington Management Adage Capital Management
JP Morgan Asset Management Carlson Capital
BlackRock Diamondback Capital Management
AllianceBernstein Och-Ziff Capital Management
UBS Global Asset Management Lansdowne Partners
Franklin Templeton Investments Millennium Capital
Invesco AIM Gartmore Investment

Brendan Wood International accompanies its TopGun Investment Minds awards with a comprehensive 600-page report that highlights an extraordinary contingent of 275 individual TopGun Portfolio Managers, who according to the Brendan Wood International selection panel, are perceived as the best Investment Minds in the business.

“Needless to say these are the hardworking present day and aspiring future leaders of the global investment business, as opposed to the legends of the hall of fame who are long well known to the industry,” said Johann Rodrigues, Brendan Wood’s Managing Director in charge of Institutional coverage.

A prevalent theme in the voting for this year’s TopGun Investment Minds included “Outstanding Sector Knowledge and Expertise,” indicating that nearly all of the TopGun citations recognized the value and importance of a global sector-oriented investment community.

Other themes in the voting frequently cited qualities like “relentless hard work and discipline” indicating the high personal regard in which the world leading portfolio managers are held by the selection panel.

“In addition to their brilliance, diplomatic, warm and congenial conduct was also a common characteristic among these leaders” Brendan Wood International Chairman Brendan Wood said. “And from this point, we look forward to celebrating the individual TopGun Investment Minds of the world with their personal TopGun Award Designations in the days ahead.”

Brendan Wood International’s TopGun Investment Minds selection panel consists of 600 top ranked sell side analysts whose citations are based on their own day-to-day interaction with nominated portfolio management professionals.

“These performance data do not merely replicate rate of return results,” Mr. Wood said. “Rather these citations incorporate the skills, knowledge, discipline, experience and competitive insight into analysis and stock selection.”

“The nominations are based on intimately personal observations of world leading analysts whose very profession relies on unremitting and impartial scrutiny. Arguably, this is among the toughest evaluation panels on earth.”

TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS Learn more about the implications of this worldwide search by contacting the project leaders. Brendan Wood International is a worldwide 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

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Mr. Stewart Borden

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