Greg Parsons

Greg Parsons

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to leading Semper Capital, Greg serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and the Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Compliance committee. Prior to joining Semper Capital in 2008, Greg served as Founding and Managing Member of CP Capital Partners, LP. Greg previously served as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in the Financial Services Group. Greg began his career over 19 years ago and served as a Captain and Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Greg earned an AB from Princeton University.

Tom Mandel

Tom Mandel, CFA

Co-Founder & Senior Portfolio Manager

Tom co-founded Semper Capital Management in 1992 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager with primary responsibility for the Firm’s long-only strategies. Tom serves on the Risk Management, Investment, and Compliance committees. Prior to founding Semper Capital, Tom served as a Principal and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at 1838 Investment Advisors. He previously served as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Century Institutional Advisors. Tom began his career in 1984 as a Portfolio Manager and Credit Manager at Chase Investors Management Corp. Tom earned an MBA and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Zach Cooper

Zach Cooper, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Zach has over 22 years of experience in the structured products market. Zach previously served as the CIO and Portfolio Manager of the Treesdale Rising Rates Strategy. Zach was responsible for all portfolio construction and investment decisions in the strategy, investing primarily in Agency MBS IOs and IOS. Prior to Treesdale, Zach served as Managing Director at the PrinceRidge Group and was the sole trader of all non-agency MBS and ABS products. From 2001-2008 Zach was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Highland Financial Holdings Group where he managed a $2 billion portfolio of RMBS and mortgage-related ABS. Zach began his career at Deutsche Bank Securities where he developed and ran proprietary securitization models and later managed a proprietary MBS derivatives portfolio. Zach earned a BA from Harvard University.

Christopher Mendez

Christopher Mendez

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Chris chairs the Firm’s Compliance Committee and serves on the Firm’s Investment and Risk Management Committees. Prior to joining Semper, Chris was in the Business Law Department of Goodwin Procter LLP in New York. Chris began his career over 11 years ago in Vanguard’s Legal Department following service as Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Chris is on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) and the College and Community Fellowship (CCF). Chris is also a Committee Member for the CFA Society New York’s Veterans Roundtable and served as a Deputy President, Region II (NY), of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Chris earned a BBA from Temple University and JD from Rutgers Law School.

Neil Aggarwal

Neil Aggarwal

Senior Portfolio Manager

Neil is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Sector Specialist for RMBS and other residential credit sectors at Semper Capital. He also serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees. Prior to joining Semper, Neil was Portfolio Manager and Sector Head of Mortgage Credit at BlueCrest Capital Management. Prior to BlueCrest, Neil was Senior Vice President—Non-Agency Trading Desk at Jefferies & Company. Neil began his career 15 years ago at PWC in structured finance. Neil earned a BS and a BS with honors from the University of Maryland.

Gil Libling

Gil Libling

Senior Portfolio Manager

Gil is a Sector Specialist for ABS and CMBS at Semper Capital with responsibility for monitoring the ABS and CMBS sectors, performing relative value, fundamental, and technical analyses, and executing trades. Gil serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees. Prior to joining Semper, Gil was Chief Financial Officer at Texas Exchange Bank. Gil began his career as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers. Gil earned a BS from Duke University and a MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Erika Morris

Erika Morris

Senior Portfolio Manager

Erika is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Semper Capital with responsibility for the Firm’s high yield corporate bond UCITS. Erika serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees. Prior to joining Semper, Erika was Portfolio Manager at Airlie Group. Prior to Airlie, Erika was Vice President, Partner, Acquisition Finance at Augusta & Co. PLC. Erika began her career as an Associate, High Yield Capital Markets at Lehman Brothers. Erika earned a BA from Skidmore College.

Wesley Seifer

Wesley Seifer

Senior Portfolio Manager

Wes is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Semper Capital with responsibility for the Firm’s high yield corporate bond UCITS. Prior to joining Semper, Wes was Portfolio Manager at Airlie Group. Prior to Airlie, Wes was Cross-Over Research Analyst at Banc of America. Wes began his career over 20 years ago as a Research Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Wes earned a BA from Hobart College.

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

Clarence has been advising Institutional clients for over 18 years on a variety of asset classes including alternatives and private equity. Prior to joining Semper, he served as Managing Director at Mariner Investment Group, LLC. He is the President of the National Association of Securities Professionals-New York Chapter and a Board member for both Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers and Farm and Wilderness. Clarence earned a master’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA with honors from Wesleyan University.

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