US - EGM Capital, a San Francisco-based SEC-registered investment advisor, has announced that John Rohal, former global director of research at Robertson Stephens for eight years, has joined EGM Capital as vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the EGM portfolio strategy committee.
Rohal will work with EGM portfolio managers on in-depth company research, industry analysis and investment strategy. He will also work closely with managing director William Grayson and the client service team to provide pension plans, endowments and consultants with full access to EGM products and information.
The hedge fund industry continues to provide unique and exciting opportunities, said Rohal. EGM Capital’s experience, insight and disciplined analysis have made it a leader in this space through good markets and bad. EGM has a 14-year track record of providing long-term financial growth for its clients. I look forward to working with this exceptional team on its goal of delivering outstanding returns to its clients.
While at Robertson Stephens, Rohal built the research department from 13 analysts to 45 analysts and a large support staff, covering all of the major growth industries. He played a key role in defining and shaping the firm’s technology coverage, focusing on emerging markets and new technologies.
EGM Capital also announced the addition of Michael Mahoney as managing director and senior portfolio manager on the EGM communications and technology strategy, and Elizabeth Pearce, CFA, as portfolio manager on the EGM Core Emerging Growth Strategy. They join EGM Capital’s team of 16 investment professionals who manage $1.2bn in assets from pension plans, endowments and high net worth individuals.
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