Judges

Introducing AlphaChallenge's Experienced Panel of Judges

Judges of the 2019 Alpha Challenge

Presentations are judged by a panel of highly regarded professionals in the investment management field – hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers, and research analysts.

Vineet Agrawal

Investment Officer
Unum

Karl Brewer

Portfolio Manager (Retired)
William Blair

Travis Cope

Research Analyst
William Blair

Jack Fraser

Managing Partner
Seamark Capital LP

Brian Hellmer

Managing Director
State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Ellen Lee

Director, Portfolio Manager
Causeway Capital Management

Erika Maschmeyer

Co-Portfolio Manager
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Xan Moore

Analyst, Event-Driven M&A
Carlson Capital

Michele Panzeri

Analyst
Manning & Napier

Nathan Rawlins

Investment Analyst
American Century

Adam Sues

Partner, Portfolio Manager
Yacktman Asset Management

Lisa Walker

Senior Investor
BlackRock

Todd Young

Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst
Franklin Street Partners

Devin Armstrong

Portfolio Manager
Invesco

William Broadbent

Research Analyst
BlackRock

Sam Cox

Co-Director of Equity Research
Putnam Investments

Dennis Greenway

Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst
Franklin Street Partners

Ann Holcomb

Portfolio Manager
T. Rowe Price

Connor Leonard

Public Securities Manager
Investors Management Corporation

Evan McCulloch

Senior Vice President
Franklin Templeton

Win Murray

Portfolio Manager, Dir. of U.S. Research
Harris Associates

Michael Parker

V.P., Equity Research
Chilton Investment Company

Brian Solomon

Vice President
T. Rowe Price

Vivian Lin Thurston

Portfolio Manager
William Blair

Richard Weiss

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Wells Fargo

David Zhao

Co-Director of Research, Analyst
BlackRock

Michael Balkin

Portfolio Manager
William Blair

Connor Browne

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Thornburg Investment Management

Jennifer Foster

Co-Chief Investment Officer
Chilton Investment Company

John Groton

Director of Equity Research
Thrivent Financial

Matthew Kelley

Director of Research
Sirios Capital Management

John Leonard

Global Head of Equities
Macquarie Investment Management

Brad Moldin

Research Analyst
Fidelity Investments

D.J. Neiman

Director of Research
William Blair

Pratik Patel

Analyst
Artisan Partners

Greg Spencer

Investment Group Leader
BlackRock

Corey Tobin

Co-Director of Research
William Blair

Travis Williams

Senior Equities Analyst
Invesco

Grant Bowers

Portfolio Manager
Franklin Templeton Investments

Ryan Burgess

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
T. Rowe Price

Jonathan Fox

Senior Research Analyst
Wells Fargo

Chuck Harris

Director of Research
ClearBridge Investments

Lawrence Kemp

Portfolio Manager
BlackRock

Scott Marolf

Senior Investment Analyst
American Century

William Monroe

Portfolio Manager
Putnam Investments

Josh Nelson

Vice President
T. Rowe Price

Brian Pratt

General Partner
Wedge Capital

Craig Sterling

Managing Director
Amundi Pioneer

Mark Vincent

Managing Director
Wellington Management

Stephen Yacktman

Founder
Yacktman Asset Management