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.
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
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
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.