Chief Executive Officer
Greg joined Semper Capital Management in 2008 as the Chief Operating Officer and in 2010 became the firm’s 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, 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, CFA
Co-Founder, Senior Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager
Tom co-founded Semper Capital Management in 1992 and was Chief Investment Officer from inception through 2005. He is a Senior Portfolio Manager with primary responsibility for the firm’s index-based and short duration 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, CFA
Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager
Zach joined Semper Capital Management in 2015 as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and assumed the role of CIO in January 2017. Zach is a Senior Portfolio Manager with primary responsibility for the firm’s absolute return and total return strategies. As CIO, Zach has primary oversight of all Semper investment activities. 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.
Managing Director, Institutional Sales
Clarence joined Semper Capital Management in 2016 as Director of 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 Vice President and Treasurer for the National Association of Securities Professionals-New York Chapter and also a Board member for Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers. Clarence earned a master’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA with honors from Wesleyan University.
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Chris joined Semper Capital Management in 2016 as the firm’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, Chris chairs the Firm’s Compliance Committee. Prior to joining Semper, Chris was in the Business Law Department of Goodwin Procter LLP in New York. Chris began his career over 10 years ago in Vanguard’s Legal Department following service as Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Chris serves as a Deputy President, Region II (NY), of the Hispanic National Bar Association, is on the Board of Directors of the College and Community Fellowship, and a Committee Member for the Veterans Roundtable of New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Chris earned a BBA from Temple University and JD from Rutgers Law School.
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