Portfolio Management

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Hitesh C. Patel, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Structured Equity

    • Industry Experience: 25 years
    • Managed Fund Since: 2005
    • B.S., University of Gujarat
    • M.S., Bombay University
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

Hitesh, a managing director, leads the Structured Equity team, which focuses on the small-cap core, growth, and value strategies. His team's investment philosophy is fundamental in nature and systematic in execution, using quantitative methods that are designed to capture fundamentals and capitalize on systematic market inefficiencies. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Hitesh served as director of research at Harris Investment Management. His quantitative research and portfolio management experience extends back to 1994. Hitesh earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Gujarat, a Master of Science degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from Bombay University, and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Paul Kleinaitis, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience: 32 years
    • Managed Fund Since: 2005
    • B.S., Northwestern University
    • M.Fin., Northwestern University

Paul is a senior portfolio manager for the Structured Equity team. He formerly served as team leader for small cap strategies and portfolio manager at Harris Investment Management for a small cap opportunity fund, a small cap aggressive growth fund, a small cap value fund and separate accounts managed in these same styles. His portfolio management and investment research experience extends back to 1987. Paul, who joined the firm in 2005, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Finance from the J.J. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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