Federated Investors is making some changes to it Kaufmann portfolio management team.
First off, the Pittsburgh-based company hired John Leibee as a new portfolio manager. He was previously managing director for equity capital markets at Citigroup Global Markets.
Jonathan Gold has also been promoted to portfolio manager on the Federated Kaufmann team. Meanwhile, Mark Bauknight, currently a portfolio manager for the Federated Kaufmann Fund, is also now a portfolio manager on the Federated Kaufmann Large Cap Fund.
Company Press Release
PITTSBURGH, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII - News), one of the nation's largest investment managers, today announced the addition of John Leibee as a new portfolio manager and the promotion of Jonathan E. Gold to portfolio manager on the Federated Kaufmann team. The team is led by Lawrence E. Auriana and Hans P. Utsch -- who have more than 85 years of combined investment management experience -- and now consists of eight portfolio managers and six research analysts.
Leibee focuses on security selection primarily in the industrials sector for the Federated Kaufmann Fund and the Federated Kaufmann Large Cap Fund. He served as managing director for equity capital markets at Citigroup Global Markets. As a member of Citigroup's most senior equity committees, Leibee helped determine asset allocations for retail and institutional brokers. In 2007 he worked at Ospraie Management, an $8 billion hedge fund specializing in commodities and commodity-related equities. Leibee holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's of business administration degree from Duke University.
Gold, who is focused on security selection primarily in international markets for the Federated Kaufmann Fund, joined the team in 2004 as a senior investment analyst. Before joining Federated in 2004, he was a managing director of Amphion Capital and its affiliates from 1995 to 2004. At Amphion, Gold was active as a venture capitalist in the financing and management of companies in the United States and overseas. From 1993 to 1995 he was a portfolio analyst at Prudential Realty Group for the $6 billion General Account real estate equity portfolio. Gold earned both his bachelor's degree and his master's of business administration degree in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mark Bauknight, who has served as a portfolio manager for the Federated Kaufmann Fund since 2003, also joined the portfolio management team of the Federated Kaufmann Large Cap Fund.
"The addition of John Leibee and the expanded roles for Jon Gold and Mark Bauknight add breadth and depth to the Federated Kaufmann team, whose strength is already evidenced by the funds' long-term performance record," said Stephen F. Auth, chief investment officer for global equity.
Federated Kaufmann offers investors growth opportunities across the small-, mid- and large-cap stock universe in Federated Kaufmann Small Cap Fund, Federated Kaufmann Fund and Federated Kaufmann Large Cap Fund. Since Federated acquired the Kaufmann franchise in 2001, assets have grown from $3.2 billion to nearly $12 billion at March 31, 2008.
Federated Investors, Inc. is one of the largest investment managers in the United States, managing $338.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2008. With 147 mutual funds and a variety of separately managed account options, Federated provides comprehensive investment management to more than 5,400 institutions and intermediaries including corporations, government entities, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, banks and broker/dealers. For more information, visit FederatedInvestors.com.
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