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 20 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, CFA
Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager
Tom co-founded Semper Capital Management in 1992 and is Chief Investment Officer with primary responsibility of overall administration of investment management activities and committees interface. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Tom is responsible for overall management of the Firm’s Total Return and Index-Based 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.
Managing Director of Operations
Alex is the Head of Operations at Semper and is actively involved in portfolio, risk management, and investment analysis activities. Prior to joining Semper, Alex was Assistant Vice President of fixed income analytics and operations at Dexia Crédit Local. Alex began his career as a Structured Credit Analyst at ZAIS Group. Alex earned a BS from Providence College.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Neil is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Semper Capital with primary responsibility for managing the Firm’s Absolute Return strategy. Neil is also the RMBS Sector Specialist responsible for monitoring RMBS and other residential credit sectors, performing fundamental and technical analyses, and trading. Neil serves on the Investment and Risk Management committees. Prior to joining Semper, Neil was the Mortgage Credit Sector Head and Senior Trader at BlueCrest Capital Management. Prior to BlueCrest, Neil was Senior Vice President in Mortgages at Jefferies and a Vice President in Mortgages at Barclays. Neil began his career 15 years ago at Citigroup in structuring. Neil earned a BS and a BS with honors from the University of Maryland.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Erika is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Semper Capital with primary responsibility of overall management of the Firm’s high yield credit UCITS, monitoring the high yield credit sector, performing relative value, fundamental, and technical analyses, and executing trades. 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.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Wes is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Semper Capital with primary responsibility of overall management of the Firm’s high yield credit UCITS, monitoring the high yield credit sector, performing relative value, fundamental, and technical analyses, and executing trades. Prior to joining Semper, Wes was Portfolio Manager at Airlie Group. Prior to Airlie, Wes was Cross-Over Research Analyst at Bank 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.
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.
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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