New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Fred Alger Management, Inc. (Alger), a leading asset management firm, today announced that Joel Emery, CFA has joined as Vice President, Analyst as part of the healthcare sector team, and J.P. Gravitt has joined as Vice President, Analyst as part of the technology sector team.
Joel, who will join Alger’s team of healthcare sector analysts, has 15 years of investment experience, most recently as a principal within the healthcare portfolio team at Carlson Capital, L.P. Prior to Carlson Capital, Joel served in a variety of positions at TIAA-CREF Investment Management, including becoming managing director and head of their global healthcare team. Prior to that, Joel was a principal at Highside Capital Management. Joel earned his M.B.A. from Fordham University and his B.S. from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. In addition, Joel is a CFA charterholder, AIMR member, and NYSSA member.
J.P., who has 11 years of investment experience, joins Alger’s team of five technology sector analysts. Previously, J.P. was a technology portfolio manager at Moore Capital Management, Citigroup Equity Principal Strategies, and J.P. Morgan Proprietary Trading Desk. He also served as semiconductor capital equipment and hardware portfolio manager at S Squared Technology. Prior to that, he worked at Grange Park Capital Management, Pequot Capital Management, Salomon Smith Barney, and as a Systems/SAP Consultant. J.P. earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Vanderbilt University and a M.B.A from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
“Joel and J.P. are excellent additions to the Alger investment team,” said Dan Chung, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Alger. “They bring valuable experience to our healthcare and technology sector teams, and I’m certain that their contributions will continue to position Alger for future growth.”
Both the healthcare sector team, headed by Maria Liotta, and the technology sector team, follow Alger’s proven investment philosophy of identifying companies undergoing Positive Dynamic Change and Alger’s investment process based upon proprietary, in-depth fundamental research.
“Alger offers opportunities for talented individuals, such as Joel and J.P., to join us, and likewise, provides strong contributors a career path for their professional growth,” said Dan.
About Fred Alger Management, Inc.
Fred Alger Management, Inc. was founded in 1964 and as of March 31, 2012 managed more than $16.9 billion. Alger's investment philosophy is focused on discovering companies undergoing Positive Dynamic Change, which we believe offer the best investment opportunities. Alger investment strategies are available to institutional investors through separate accounts and mutual funds and to retail investors through Alger mutual funds. Fred Alger & Company, Incorporated, a broker-dealer and the parent company of Fred Alger Management, Inc. offers mutual funds as well as institutional funds for defined benefit and defined contribution plans. For more information, please visit http://www.alger.com.