Kent Baur – Head of Portfolio Management and Trading
Mr. Baur has over 25 years of institutional investment experience, spanning fundamental equity, quantitative hedge funds and multi-asset portfolios. Mr. Baur’s career began as an investment analyst for a large state pension fund, where he was responsible for asset allocation and investment manager research. He joined Asset Consulting Group in 1992, and was a co-founder of a successor firm, Summit Strategies Group in 1994. Kent spent six years as a Managing Director with Montgomery Asset Management, where he built an internal portfolio analytics group, managed an investment team, built and managed a global fundamental research team and was responsible for investment oversight for all strategies. He was also named Chief Operating Officer of the $120 billion institutional division of Evergreen Investments, and has served as Chief Risk Officer for multiple hedge funds.
Wilson Wong – Portfolio Manager
Mr. Wong is a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Manifold, he worked in Canada as an analyst at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), and most recently at CPPIB. His primary responsibility at OTPP was in ALM, which simulates and captures the long term risks of the fund. At CPPIB, he assisted in evaluating potential hedge fund managers and the monitoring of hedge fund investments. Mr. Wong holds a CFA, a Master of Financial Engineering degree from the HaasSchool of Business and a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Nicholas Wherry – Portfolio Manager
Mr. Wherry is an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Global Equity Portfolio Management Group. Mr. Wherry is responsible for analytical and support functions for. He has over seven years’ experience in systematic global equities. Before Manifold, Mr. Wherry was a systems analyst at StraighThrough Inc. in Canada, specializing in code related to the portfolio management and middle office software. Mr. Wherry gained his B.S. in Physics from NYU in 2004.
OPERATIONS AND CLIENT SERVICE
Andrew Putnam – Head of Operations and Client Service
Mr. Putnam is the head of operations and client services for Manifold Partners and is a founding member of the firm. He has 9 years of experience covering back and middle office services for a wide range of investment clientele. He has a robust history of hands-on operations management beginning at Conifer Securities in 2006. Mr. Putnam is Series 7 certified and holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Amelia Jeker-Salem – Director
Ms. Jeker joined Manifold Partners in 2015 as its Director bringing over 15 years of experience in financial services to the firm. Prior to joining Manifold Ms. Jeker worked at First Republic Investment Management as the head of the West Coast Operations for Alternative Investments. Earlier in her career, she was a Client Representative at Conifer Securities and managed a fund accounting group at Phillips, Hager & North in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Jeker received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Business in International Management from University of San Francisco.