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 Russell D. Kamp

RUSSELL D. KAMP

34 Third Street

Midland Park, NJ 07432

 

(201) 670-1062 (H)                          kamprussell@gmail.com           (201) 675-8797 (M)

SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LEADER

Chief Executive Leadership roles heading global quantitative strategies teams

Executive Leadership/Strategy Development/Product Innovation/Business Development/Globalization/Portfolio Construction & Trading

Visionary global CEO presenting comprehensive investment management background with preeminent, independent global institutional investment managers and prestigious asset consulting firms.  Market leader and business builder with proven ability to drive growth and globalization through product innovation, geographic expansion, and translating complex financial issues into intelligible strategies.  Recognized for strategic leadership, inspirational motivation, and delivering on challenging business objectives while sustaining profitability and market advantage in rapidly changing global environments.  Ability to work within an existing organizational framework to build consensus and effect agreed upon change in a constructive, seamless fashion.

Business Development - drove double-digit growth by leveraging track record of strong product performance in conjunction with relationship building skills and communicating effectively to a variety of audiences.  Strong consultative approach to client relationships.

Executive Leadership - shepherded company from domestic firm of 8 employees with $3B assets under management to an international team of 59 employees, with a peak of $38B assets under management and revenues of $120M.  Brought together disparate teams of high performers with different backgrounds and complementary strengths to create a successful, integrated global entity.

Product Innovation and Development - drove development of IQS’s product offerings from 3 products, marketed domestically, to 60+ products, marketed internationally. Partnered with Clients and Prospects to build customized solutions while at Two Sigma.

Thought Leadership - recognized as industry subject matter expert and an advocate for quantitative strategies investing, with extensive publications and speaking engagements

Kamp Consulting Solutions, LLC                                              August 2011 to present

KCS is a full service asset consulting firm providing advice to plan sponsors.  Services include the review of the plan’s guidelines and objectives, asset allocation, manager selection and review, education, fee negotiation, etc.

Managing Partner

Two Sigma Investments, LLC, New York                                           2009 to July 2011

Two Sigma is a leading diversified investment firm that believes that its comprehensive use of technology, combined with its deep market experience, gives it a significant edge towards meeting their clients’ goals.  Their success to date is the result of steady, disciplined, incremental improvements to the way it invests and manages its business. 

Senior Vice President and Director, Asset Management

Lead the development of a long-only business – launched 3 strategies with roughly $500 million in first 16 months at Two Sigma.

Continued to develop product ideas, including the creation of a commodities index (equity-oriented), volatility adjusted equity strategies combining TAA with long-only equities and more traditional long-only and 130/30 products.

Provided senior leadership based on nearly 30 years in the investment management industry

Further developed Two Sigma’s institutional presence through personal contact with leading plan sponsors and asset consultants

INVESCO, New York; Boston; Frankfurt; Melbourne                                 1993 to 2009

Leading independent institutional manager (17 countries; 70 cities; $500B assets under management).   Investment capabilities span traditional and alternative asset classes in the U.S. and international markets - clients include corporate pension plans, public funds, endowments, foundations, and Taft Hartley funds.  Invesco Quantitative Strategies (IQS), institutional investment division, pioneered enhanced index and market neutral strategies, with top market neutral strategy in 2008 and has investment capabilities that include active long-only, enhanced, directional long/short (130/30) and market neutral strategies, as well as tactical asset allocation.  Assets hit $38B in 2007

Global CEO, IQS               2005 to 2009

Global responsibility for strategy development and execution within IQS, whose innovative approach to investment selection combines rigorous fundamental and behavioral research with robust statistical models.  Staff: 58; Report to: CEO, Invesco Institutional

§  Launched 31 additional investment strategies (including market neutral, 130/30, retail offerings) in support of a variety of broader Invesco strategies between 2006 and 2008.

§  Led integration of Frankfurt, addition of start-up operations in Melbourne, and developed a planned start-up operation in Hong Kong.

§  Spearheaded development of innovative incentive compensation structure; presented and negotiated package that promoted corporate stability by retaining staff.

§  Mentored, developed and supported team members, resulting in approximately half of the team being recognized at Partner level (Senior Directors and Managing Directors).

U.S. CEO, IQS                    2004 to 2005

Built scalable and flexible investment platform, resulting in a solutions-oriented culture able to meet client needs by creating unique solutions and bringing them to marketplace quickly without requiring the time and expense of additional staff to manage those products.  Staff: 33; Reported to: IQS Global Head.

§ Propelled continued growth and globalization of business while successfully effecting a seamless transition from first-generation to second-generation leadership of the firm.

Head of Product Management, IQS              1997 to 2004

Created a sales culture surrounding IQS.  As sole product manager for a group with limited sales support, generated initial growth through a campaign to build knowledge and awareness of group internally. 

§ Key member in integration of Boston and New York quantitative strategies groups.

§ Co-developed, with Frankfurt group, enhanced index strategy product for U.K. marketplace.

§ Responded to departure of three key individuals by reconstituting a leadership team that immediately communicated credibility to the marketplace and established a sense of stability, resulting in the retention of all client accounts.

Head, Corporate Sales Team, Chancellor Capital Management      1993 to 1997

Acquired by Invesco in 1998, was a leading independent investment manager, with $33 billion in assets under management specializing in public and private U.S. equity and bond portfolio management for over 300 U.S. institutional clients.  Major responsibility for driving growth of assets under management by more than $5B in three and a half years, leveraging in-depth understanding of the critical elements that bring firms to plan sponsors, as well as identifying and understanding sponsor needs/issues and creating solutions tailored to those specific issues and needs. 

§ Within five months of joining the firm (June 1993), created Chancellor Plus, an early version of multi-strat funds.

§ Converted three major traditional balanced accounts to these multi-strat relationships.

§ Worked in conjunction with one of the corporate leaders and advocates for the plan sponsor community to enhance traditional balanced portfolio management.

EVALUATION ASSOCIATES, INC., New York                                       1989 to 1992

Leading, full-service investment consulting firm, providing investment consulting services to institutional investors; $150B assets under advisement; clients include corporate retirement funds, foundations, endowments, public funds, financial service organizations, and family trusts

SVP, Partner and Consultant                                                                                          

Developed deep client relationships, advising institutional clients on asset allocation, management selection, structure, etc.  Recognized as youngest partner at the firm.

JANNEY, MONTGOMERY, SCOTT, Investment Management Controls        1981 to 1989

Provider of comprehensive financial advice and superior service to individual, corporate and institutional investors.  Investment Management Controls Division was acquired by Evaluation Associates, Inc. in 1989.

Analyst, Assistant VP, and Junior Consultant

Analyzed investment management companies and evaluated the merits of various investment processes and models, across all asset classes, managed performance and produced all client reports, gaining extensive knowledge of selection criteria used by plan sponsors in evaluating investment management firms.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Administration, Fordham University, 1981.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Elected to Palisades Park and Midland Park Boards of Education (11 years of service)

Elected President of the Board of Trustees for West Bergen Mental Healthcare (10 years of service)

Vice President and Treasurer, Board of Trustees, West Bergen Mental Healthcare Foundation

One of two Trustees for the Church of Nativity and Chairman of the Finance Committee

Vice President, Wyckoff / Midland Park Rotary

Extensive sports coaching activities

PERSONAL

Married 31 years, with 5 children

SELECTED MEDIA & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 “Setting Straight 130/30 Bogies,” Russell D. Kamp, Pensions & Investments Online, March 31, 2008

“Debunking 130-30 Benchmarks: ‘Fundamentally Weighted’ Long-Short Versions of Traditional Indexes Can't Work; It’s Also the Wrong Approach,” Russell D. Kamp, Institutional Investor Guide to 130/30 Strategies 2008

“SEC Wrong to Restrict Short Selling,” Russell D. Kamp, Fundfire, October 2, 2008

Profiled in Hedge Fund Manager Week (HFM Week) May17-23, 2007 cover story: “Inside Invesco”

Quoted extensively in financial media, including Institutional Investor, Investment Management Weekly, Investment News, Pensions & Investments

Pensions & Investments Global Pension Symposium, November 2008, Tokyo (Topic: Advanced Investment Techniques for Public Pension Funds)

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 54th Annual Employee Benefits Conference, November 2008 (Topic: Understanding Long/Short or Market-Neutral Strategies)

“Show me the money: Investment consultants are paid too little”, Russell D. Kamp, Pensions & Investments Online, April 6, 2009

Moderator, Pensions & Investments Breakfast Forum, Managing Funding Volatility, May, 2009

Panelist for Credit Suisse 130/30 Market Update webinar, July 29, 2009

Moderator at IMI Fall Consultant’s Retreat – Domestic versus International Marketing, September 2011

Speaker at IMI – Consultants Congress - ASSET ALLOCATION CHALLENGES FOR LONG-TERM INVESTMENT HORIZONS – November 8, 2011

Presenter at IMI – 29th Annual Spring Consultants Congress – “Getting Your Firm Recognized in Searches”, April 4, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

“What are you paying for? A case for plan sponsors to consider performance fees.”, Pensions and Investments, July 9, 2012

“From Boomer to Welfare Recipient”, KCS publication, August 2012

Speaker at IMI – 29th Annual Fall Consultants Congress, “Targeting Consultants in Uncharted Waters”, November 15, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Speaker at Institutional Investor Forums’, Evolving Obligations of Pension Plans, on the subject of The Ongoing Economic Crisis: Issues and Strategies for Plan Sponsors, February 5, 2013 in Washington DC

Speaker at IMI and The Hedge Fund Association 7th Annual Alternative Consultant’s Summit, on “Crafting Marketing Presentations to Win Assets”, Greenwich, CT, February 7, 2013

Speaker at Opal Financial Group’s 25th Annual Napo Seminar on

Las Vegas, NV, February 18, 2013

Speaker at Opal Financial Group’s Investment Consultants Forum, on

NY, NY, March 4, 2013

2005 = Ron Ryan wins Money Management Letter Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 = Ron Ryan wins William F. Sharpe Index Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 = Ryan ALM designs 1-30 year Treasury Maturity Ladder Index as PowerShares ETF
2007 = Ryan ALM wins Capital Link Most Innovative ETF Award
2010 = Ryan ALM designs suite of 1st RAFI Fundamental Bond Indexes
2012 = Ryan ALM designs 1st SBA Indexes as joint effort with GLS
2014 = Ron Ryan authors new book: “The U.S. Pension Crisis”
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