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Kirk Buese, CFA

Kirk Buese, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Kirk Buese is responsible for the firm’s investment process and performance, and oversees public and private fixed income portfolio management, alternative funds, and investment and macro research. Kirk has 32 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and its affiliates since 1987. Kirk received his BS in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from Indiana University.

Jim Schaeffer

Jim Schaeffer

Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of Public Fixed Income

Jim Schaeffer is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of the investment team. He also serves as co-head of public fixed income and a portfolio manager for the US and global high yield, bank loans, distressed assets and core plus strategies and provides managerial oversight over emerging markets. He has 24 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2004. He received his BS in finance from Miami (Ohio) University and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doug Weih, CFA

Doug Weih, CFA

Co-Head of Public Fixed Income

Doug Weih, CFA, is co-head of public fixed Income. He is also a portfolio manager with responsibilities across a broad range of structured finance and investment grade fixed income strategies. Doug has 25 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and its affiliates since 2000. Doug received his BA in economics and his MBA in finance from the University of Iowa. He is a CFA charterholder.

Jeff Whitehead, CFA

Jeff Whitehead, CFA

Head of Investment Solutions

Jeff Whitehead, CFA, ASA is the head of investment solutions. He has 32 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2001.