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MutualFundWire.com: 2009 40 Most Influential People in '40 Act Distribution


The market collapse in 2008 and its rebound after April is opening distribution opportunities for funds that move quickly.

The list below includes those people we feel are most likely to reshape mutual fund distribution over the next twelve months.

MFWire's 2009 Forty Most Influential People in Fund Distribution

The list is based on nominations from the industry and our editorial staff. The final list is selected based on input from those executives nominated for the list and an analysis of objective criteria including the net flows into each fund complex, total fund assets under management and votes from other nominees.

No. 1-5
1. Paul Hatch
2. Matt Witkos
3. Mark Casady
4. Tim Buckley
5. Don Phillips

No. 6-10
6. Lee Kranefuss
7. Peter Cieszko
8. Erin Donnelly
9. Walt Bettinger
10. Peter Jones

No. 11-15
11. Hugh Kelly
12. Paul Riley
13. Avi Nachmany
14. Don Froude
15. Tom Butch

No. 16-20
16. Andy O'Rourke
17. Chris Blunt
18. Keith Hartstein
19. Doug Hanson
20. John Cammack
No. 21-25
21. Mark Schlafly
22. Michael Sapir
23. Neil Bathon
24. Brad Ross
25. Brian Gaffney

No. 26-30
26. George Gatch
27. Frank Coates
28. Frank Porcelli
29. David Giunta
30. Jamie Kase

No. 31-35
31. Adam Sheer
32. Chuck Jaffe
33. David Booth
34. Amy Dobra
35. Brent Harris

No. 36-40
36. Judy Rice
37. Bruce Speca
38. Robin Beery
39. Ken Anderson
40. Marty Beaulieu
2009 Nominees
  • John Amboian, Nuveen
  • Matthew Appelstein, Old Mutual
  • Tim Armour, Janus Funds
  • Andy Arnott, John Hancock
  • Stephen Ban, Nuveen
  • Patrick Bannigan, RiverSource
  • Jon Baum, Dreyfus
  • Maliz Beams, TIAA-CREF
  • James Beers, Stratton
  • Bruce Berkowitz, Fairholme Fund
  • Fred Bertino, MMB
  • John Blood, Commonwealth Financial
  • Tom Bradley, TD Ameritrade
  • Robert Brooks, Invesco/Powershares
  • Alan Brown, Nuveen
  • Beth Brown, Columbia Funds
  • Greg Brown, Payden Funds
  • John Casey, Casey Quirk
  • Richard Chambers, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • David Charlton, American Funds
  • Lee Chertavian, Placemark
  • Phil Clark, Epoch
  • Grant Cleghorn, Parnassus
  • Mike Coffey, NY Life Investments
  • Lisa Cohen, Momentum Partners
  • Bill Connolly, Putnam Investments
  • Matthew Connors, ProFunds
  • John Cooper, Invesco/PowerShares
  • Jim Cronin, Sentinel
  • Mike De Feo, First American Funds
  • Thomas Deck, Old Westbury
  • Bob Dochterman, Hotchkis & Wiley
  • Mary Anne Doggett, Interactive Communications
  • Whitney Dow, Russell
  • Drew Elder, Janus
  • Brad Evans, Heartland
  • Bruce Fador, FRC
  • Lisa Finkel, Wellington
  • Stephen P. Fisher, NY Life Investments
  • Jim FitzGerald, Munder
  • Keith Fletcher, SGI/Rydex
  • Thomas Forester, Forester
  • Will Fuller, Lincoln Financial
  • Jack Gardner, Thornburg
  • Bob Geppner, Franklin Templeton
  • Barbara Goodstein, Axa Equitable
  • Rob Gordon, Driehaus
  • Steve Gresham, Fidelity
  • Hannah Grove, Private Wealth
  • Andy Guillette, Cerulli Associates
  • William Hackett, Matthews
  • John Hailer, Natixis Funds
  • Marco Hanig, AQR
  • Lee Harper, Longleaf Partners
  • Todd Haschker, Baird
  • Darla Hastings, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Michele Hennessy, Artio
  • Philipp Hensler, DWS Distributors
  • Mellody Hobson, Ariel
  • Toby Hoden, ING
  • John Hussman, Hussman Investment Trust
  • Clifford Jack, Jackson National
  • Dwight Jacobsen, Dreyfus
  • Jim Jessee, MFS Investment Management
  • Mike Jones, Columbia
  • Brad Jung, Russell Investments
  • Nicholas Kaiser, Amana
  • Tom Keffer, Oppenheimer Funds
  • Ted Kellner, FMI Funds
  • Jeff Kellogg, Delaware Investments
  • Dan Kingsbury, Pioneer
  • Joe Kringdon, Pioneer
  • David Linton, Van Kampen
  • Barry Mandinach, UBS Global AM
  • Steve Mark, TIAA-CREF
  • Marc Mayer, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co
  • Jim McNamara, Goldman Sachs
  • Jerry Miller, Van Kampen
  • Steven Miyao, kasina
  • Peter Moeller, Van Eck
  • David Musto, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • J. Steven Neamtz, Virtus
  • Gene Needles, American Beacon
  • Mike Niedermeyer, Wells Fargo Fund Management
  • John Nielson, BBH
  • Bob Noelke, Lord Abbett & Company
  • Jim Norris, Vanguard
  • Dan O'Lear, Franklin Templeton
  • David Odenath, Legg Mason
  • Stuart Parker, Jennison Dryden
  • Dean Patenuade, Artisan Partners
  • Cara Peck, Wells Fargo
  • Mark Pennington, Lord Abbett & Company
  • Steve Plump, Allianz
  • Ashmead Pringle, GreenHaven
  • Ron Redell, TCW
  • Alan Reid, Forward Management
  • Dave Ribbens, Heartland
  • Paul Riley, Fidelity FundsNetwork
  • Anthony Rochte, SSgA
  • Robert Rodriguez, FPA Funds
  • Jim Ross, SSgA
  • Kevin Rowell, Hennessy Funds
  • Jamie Schachtel, Lazard Asset Management
  • Andrew Scherer, VanKampen
  • Matt Schiffman, Legg Mason
  • Eric Schweitzer, Northern Trust
  • Michael Shaoul, Marketfield Funds
  • Jack Sharry, LifeYield
  • Carter Sims, Schroder Investment Mgmt
  • Keith Sloane, Hartford Mutual Funds
  • Cole Smead, Smead Funds
  • Dan Sondhelm, SunStar
  • Michael Spangler, Nationwide
  • Magnus Spence, Spence/Johnson
  • Mark Spina, ING
  • Chuck Stamey, Manning & Napier Advisors
  • Greg Stark, Russell Investments
  • John Streur, Managers Investment Group
  • Tom Stringfellow, Frost Mutual Funds
  • Jim Stueve, Ridgeworth
  • David Swanson, SwanDog
  • Jonathan Thomas, American Century Investment Mgmt
  • Mark Thomas, RS Investments
  • William Thomas, Grail Advisors
  • Dave Thorp, JPMorgan
  • Christian Thwaites, Sentinel
  • Tom Turpin, Old Mutual
  • John Waggoner, USA Today
  • Gary Wendler, Invesco/AIM
  • Lloyd Wennlund, Northern Funds
  • Frank Wheeler, First American Funds
  • George Wilbanks, Russell Reynolds
  • Michael Winnick, Russell
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