|By PR Newswire||
|February 13, 2014 10:33 AM EST||
MEQUON, Wis., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergence Investment Partners, a quantitative equity manager that develops strategies with a goal of exploiting market inefficiencies, today announced that it has hired Justin Neuberg, CFA, as a senior analyst. Neuberg will be responsible for data management and data integrity, empirical research and portfolio management for each of the firm's products. He will also focus on risk assessment and risk management within the firm's portfolios.
An experienced investment professional with more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Neuberg has particular experience analyzing a wide range of investments. He joins Convergence from Mariner Wealth Advisors, where he played an active role in the development of the firm's investment strategy as a member of the Mariner Asset Allocation Committee. Neuberg's experience also includes serving as the primary analyst supporting CBIZ Wealth Management's national investment platform and model portfolios, which included individual bonds, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Mr. Neuberg has a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Virginia, a master's of business administration degree from Georgetown University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
"We are very excited to welcome Justin to the team," said David Schulz, CFA, president of Convergence Investment Partners. "His extensive experience as an analyst and his particular focus on risk management make him an ideal addition to the firm and an ideal advocate for our investors. I look forward to his insight as we continue to develop and enhance our investment solutions."
The hiring of Neuberg was announced shortly after the launch of the firm's second mutual fund, the Convergence Opportunities Fund, which invests in small- to mid-cap stocks using Convergence's quantitative approach and has the ability to short. The Fund has a goal of providing additional alpha.
The firm also manages several separately managed account strategies as well as the Convergence Core Plus Fund, which was given a 5-Star Overall Rating by Morningstar out of 1,355 funds in the Large Blend category as of December 31, 2013. The top 10% of all funds in a category earn 5-Stars, and the Overall Morningstar RatingTM for the strategies is derived from a weighted average of each strategy's three-, five-, and ten-year risk-adjusted return measure, if applicable.
Convergence Investment Partners is part of Montage Investments, a diverse group of institutional investment managers that together manage more than $20 billion for a wide range of investors. Montage supports Convergence's distribution efforts through its team of 38 distribution professionals who are located throughout the country.
According to Gary P. Henson, CFA, CFP®, president and chief investment officer of Montage Investments, "I have had the opportunity to work with Justin as he contributed to the development of Mariner's investment strategy. He has extensive experience that I believe will greatly enhance Convergence's investment analytics and risk management capabilities. I am pleased he has made the decision to join the Convergence team."
About Convergence Investment Partners
Convergence Investment Partners uses quantitative tools to select investments, construct portfolios and manage risk for individuals, businesses, financial advisors and institutional investors. The team applies proprietary investment strategies, supported by extensive research, with a goal of generating alpha across various stages of the market cycle.
About Montage Investments
Montage Investments provides institutional-caliber investments to investors and the financial professionals who serve them. Through a family of independent asset managers, unified by deep market insight and fundamental research, Montage offers alternative investment solutions across the spectrum of asset classes and strategies that include mutual funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts. Collectively, Montage Investments managed $20 billion as of December 31, 2013.
The fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The summary prospectus and statutory prospectus contain this and other important information about the investment company, and may be obtained by calling 877-6779414, or visiting www.convergencefunds.com. Read it carefully before investing.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Investments in mid-cap companies involve additional risk such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than larger capitalization companies. Small-capitalization funds typically carry additional risks because smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure. Their stocks are subject to a greater degree of volatility, trade in lower volume and may be less liquid. The funds invests in foreign securities, which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. The funds regularly make short sales of securities, which involve unlimited risk including the possibility that losses may exceed the original amount invested. However, a mutual fund investor's risk is limited to one's amount of investment in a mutual fund.
Alpha is an annualized return measure of how much better or worse a fund's performance is relative to an index of funds in the same category, after allowing for differences in risk. You cannot invest directly in an index.
Convergence Investment Partners is the advisor to the Convergence Core Plus Fund and the Convergence Opportunities Fund, which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.
Certain marketing or sales related support provided by Montage Investments and certain of its affiliates, none of which are affiliated with Quasar Distributors, LLC. Montage Investments is the indirect majority owner of Convergence Investment Partners, the Advisor to the Fund.
©2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
For each mutual fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM (based on a Morningstar Risk Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Convergence Core Plus Fund received 5 stars among 1,355 Large Blend Funds for the three-year period ending December 31, 2013.
SOURCE Convergence Investment Partners
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
Dec. 6, 2016 01:00 AM EST Reads: 1,836
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 6, 2016 12:45 AM EST Reads: 800
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Dec. 6, 2016 12:30 AM EST Reads: 3,856
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
Dec. 6, 2016 12:30 AM EST Reads: 1,189
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Dec. 6, 2016 12:30 AM EST Reads: 4,569
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dec. 6, 2016 12:00 AM EST Reads: 852
SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service quality. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia, discussed how IaaS providers with a global presence and both virtual and dedicated infrastructure can help companies expand their service footprint with low “go-to-market” costs.
Dec. 5, 2016 11:45 PM EST Reads: 4,290
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
Dec. 5, 2016 10:45 PM EST Reads: 2,069
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 10:30 PM EST Reads: 1,051
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 10:30 PM EST Reads: 975
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
Dec. 5, 2016 09:00 PM EST Reads: 4,953
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
Dec. 5, 2016 08:45 PM EST Reads: 494
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Dec. 5, 2016 07:45 PM EST Reads: 2,224
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Dec. 5, 2016 07:45 PM EST Reads: 2,087
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Dec. 5, 2016 07:15 PM EST Reads: 393