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Kris Jenner

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rock Springs Capital
Kris Jenner, M.D., D. Phil., is a co-founder and Managing Director of Rock Springs Capital. Rock Springs is a healthcare dedicated investment fund that was founded in 2013 and invests in equities across subsectors including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and healthcare services. Prior to founding Rock Springs Capital, Dr. Jenner was a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., where he was a portfolio manager and research analyst in the U.S. Equity Division specializing in the coverage of U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He was the portfolio manager of the Health Sciences Fund from 2000 until his departure in February 2013. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 1997, he worked at the Laboratory of Biological Cancer, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He earned a B.S. in chemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois, a D. Phil. from Oxford University, and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Dr. Jenner completed two years of a general surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Bill Miller

Founder, Chairman, and CIO of Miller Value Partners

Bill Miller is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Miller Value Partners, LLC and is the Portfolio Manager for MVP1, LP. During his tenure as sole manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust, its performance exceeded its S&P 500 benchmark index for 15 consecutive years1. He was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1998 by Morningstar2, The Greatest Money Manager of the 1990s by Money Magazine, selected as Fund Manager of the Decade by Morningstar.com, was named by Barron’s to its All-Century Investment Team (1999), and received the Sauren Golden Award in 2015.

Bill was the director of research for Legg Mason from October 1981 through June 1985, and assumed overall responsibility for Legg Mason’s equity funds management division in 1990. Prior to joining Legg Mason in 1981, he served as treasurer of the JE Baker Company, a major manufacturer of products for the steel and cement industries.

Bill earned his economics degree from Washington and Lee University where he graduated with honors in 1972. Subsequent to graduation, he served as a military intelligence officer overseas and then pursued graduate studies in philosophy in the PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his CFA designation in 1986. Mr. Miller is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute where he served as chairman from 2005 to 2009. The Santa Fe Institute is one of the world’s leading scientific research laboratories, conducting multidisciplinary research in complex systems theory.

1Legg Mason Value Trust-Class C beat the S&P 500 on an annual basis from 1990-2005. Bill Miller no longer manages the fund.
2Moringstar’s Award for “Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year 1988” recognizes portfolio managers who demonstrate excellent investment skill, the courage to differ from consensus, and the commitment to shareholders necessary to deliver outstanding long-term performance.

Bertie Thomson

Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory

Bertie Thomson, CFA, is a portfolio manager of the Brown Advisory Global Leaders Strategy. Prior to joining Brown Advisory in October 2015, Bertie spent 13 years at Aberdeen Asset Management where he was most recently a Senior Investment Manager in the Pan European equity team responsible for £6bn of client assets.

Bertie achieved his MA (Hons) in Architectural History from Edinburgh University in 2002.

Jeff Rottinghaus

Portfolio Manager and Vice President at T. Rowe Price

Jeff Rottinghaus, CPA is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is president of the US Large-Cap Core Equity and Growth & Income Equity Strategies and chairman of the strategies' Investment Advisory Committees. Mr. Rottinghaus is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Mr. Rottinghaus has 14 years of investment experience, 13 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he was a financial consultant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Rottinghaus is a former part owner of the software consulting firm Kelly-Levey & Associates.

Mr. Rottinghaus earned a B.S. in business administration from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. He is also a certified public accountant.

 
 
 
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