Gago joined FPA in 2011. His primary responsibilities include private fund investor services, fund reporting, and oversight/production of data analytics. Prior to joining FPA, Gago worked at Western Asset Management Co. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. Gago holds the Series 6 FINRA license.
Robert joined FPA in 2021. He focuses primarily on business development initiatives with Institutions, RIAs, and Family Offices across the FPA platform with an emphasis on alternative strategies. Prior to joining FPA, Rob was an Executive Director on the business development team at Palmer Square Capital Management where his responsibilities ranged across different client types (e.g., RIAs, Institutions, Family Offices, Consultants, and Banks & Trusts) and asset classes. Prior to Palmer Square, Rob was a Regional Vice President at Guggenheim Investments where he was responsible for the distribution of the core fixed income products in the RIA and Independent Broker/Dealer channel. Rob graduated from SUNY Albany in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts. He is CIMA certified and holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.
Mike joined FPA in August 2022. He primarily focuses on Business Development initiatives for the FPA Funds and strategies in the advisory and broker/dealer channels on the West Coast. Prior to joining FPA, Mike was Managing Partner, Business Development at Centerstone Investors from 2016-2022 where he helped oversee the launch of the firm and its funds. Prior to Centerstone Investors, Mike was the West Coast Sales Director at First Eagle Investment Management from 2002-2016. Prior to First Eagle, Mike worked for Chase Vista Funds covering the Pacific Northwest territory and The Endeavor Group covering national accounts. Mike earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tara joined FPA in 2021 to focus on business development initiatives on behalf of the FPA Funds and strategies in the advisory, institutional and broker/dealer channels. Prior to FPA, Tara was the Director of Mutual Fund Distribution at International Value Advisers, LLC (“IVA”). Before joining IVA in 2008, she was a Vice President responsible for marketing and national accounts at First Eagle Investment Management. She began her career at State Street Global Advisors. Tara graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in History and Political Science.
Andrea joined FPA in 1992. She is responsible for managing Mutual Fund Administration, including operations, client service, distribution and onboarding. Andrea previously served as Manager of Mutual Fund Operations for the FPA Funds with Angeles Securities Corporation and prior to that as Mutual Fund Operations Specialist with RNC Genter Capital Management. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of the Pacific. She holds Series 6 and 63 FINRA licenses and a CMFC designation.
Jonathan joined FPA in 2016. He focuses on developing relationships with investment consultants, institutional investors, and national accounts for the firm, and serves as a product specialist for the FPA Funds/strategies. Prior to joining FPA, Jonathan spent three years at Jackson National as a senior analyst in the investment management group, where he was responsible for manager due diligence and product development. From 2007 to 2013, he worked as an analyst at Morningstar. Jonathan earned a Bachelor's degree in English (with honors) from DePaul University, and an MA from Northwestern University.
Courtney joined FPA in 2019 to focus on business development across the national account, advisory, and institutional channels. Previously, she was a Director in Institutional Equities at BMO Capital Markets. Prior to joining BMO in 2011, Courtney was a Basic Materials & Industrials Sector Specialist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She began her career in equity research covering transportation at Bear Stearns and later Wolfe Research. She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Lance joined FPA in 2018. He primarily focuses on Business Development initiatives for FPA Funds and strategies in the advisory and broker/dealer channels in the Midwest. Prior to joining FPA, Lance was Vice President – Midwest Sales Director at First Eagle Investment Management from 2006 to 2017. Prior to First Eagle, Lance worked for the MTB Funds and Calamos Asset Management helping to lead distribution efforts at both firms. Lance earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Finance from Augustana College and holds a CFP designation.
Emily joined FPA in 2020. She is responsible for the firm’s institutional business development and relationship management initiatives. From 2012 until 2019, Emily was a Managing Director and Partner at Palmer Square where she focused on business development, client service and strategies across corporate and structured credit. Previously she was with SSI Investment Management where she was responsible for leading the business development efforts across the outright and hedged convertible strategies. While at SSI, she focused on building relationships with consultants and institutional clients globally. From 2002 to 2008 Emily was the Director of Institutional Client Service and Marketing for the Small Cap Growth, Mid Cap Value and Large Cap Value strategies at Artisan Partners. Prior to Artisan Partners, Emily was a Senior Associate at Wilshire Asset Management (Wilshire Associates) where she was responsible for business development and client relations across the comingled investment products as well as the separately managed account platform. Emily started her career as an Equity Analyst with a focus on semiconductors, hardware and financial industries for the small cap growth strategy at Columbus Circle Investors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Mount Holyoke College.
Scott joined FPA in 2018. He serves as an Analyst for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was the China correspondent for Fortune, where he also covered finance and Wall Street topics over nearly a decade at the magazine. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University.
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John rejoined FPA in 2023 after originally joining the firm in 2017. He serves as an analyst for FPA. Prior to rejoining FPA, John was an international investment analyst at Polar Capital. Prior to 2017, he was a research associate at Brandes Investment Partners. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with High Honors and Distinction in the Major. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Jason joined FPA in 2020 and serves as an Analyst for the Multi-Advisor Strategy team. Previously Jason worked with a boutique investment bank, Kerlin Capital Group, and as a research analyst for Dorchester Capital Advisors, where he was part of the private markets group investing in hedge fund secondaries. Jason began his career in corporate restructuring with Arthur Andersen and Alvarez and Marsal. He received his BS from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Andrew joined FPA in 2020 as an Analyst. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Morovati was an investment professional at Capital Group where he focused on public and private software/technology investments. Prior to Capital Group, Mr. Morovati was an investment professional at Clearlake Capital where he focused on leveraged buyouts, distressed debt, special situation and take-private investments across software/technology, industrials and consumer verticals. Mr. Morovati began his career in the investment banking department of Lincoln International and graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a dual BA in Economics and Political Science.
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Abhi joined FPA in 2010. He serves as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Abhi was an investment analyst at Reservoir Capital Group and D.B. Zwirn & Co. and an investment banking analyst at UBS Warburg and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Shari joined FPA in 2022 and serves as Vice President in the Compliance Department. Prior to joining FPA, she was Vice President – Regulatory Reporting at iCapital. Prior to her time at iCapital, she has held trade and guideline compliance roles at firms including Oaktree Capital Management, Nuveen and Oppenheimer Funds. Shari earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal State LA.
Karen joined FPA in 2018. She serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for FPA. Previously, Karen was the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at First Republic Investment Management, LLC. Prior to First Republic, she worked as a Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) and also served as the Head of Compliance for Latin America. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, Karen was a Compliance Officer at Macquarie Group Limited and Transamerica Investment Management. Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, graduating Cum Laude and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Brittany joined FPA in 2019 and serves as Vice President in the Compliance Department. Prior to joining FPA, she was an Assistant Vice President at The Blackstone Group. Prior to her time at Blackstone, she was a Forensic Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Brittany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.
David joined FPA in 2016. He serves as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the product and client facing functions of the firm including Client Service and Business Development. David also has broader organizational change management responsibilities partnering closely with the Management Committee to further promote operational process improvements and performance benchmarking, and to organize special firm-wide projects. Prior to joining FPA, he was a Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Previously, David was a First Vice President in the Strategic Initiatives and Operational Risk Management Group at Countrywide Bank and Senior Project Manager at The J. Paul Getty Trust. David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Brown University.
Dane joined FPA in 2019. He serves as Senior Vice President and head of the Change Management Department. He is responsible for facilitating the change management function, and in partnership with the executive team, and investment and operational leadership, develop, drive and execute key organizational process and change initiatives across the firm. Prior to joining FPA, he was Vice President and Head of the Finance Project Office (PMO) at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Previously, Dane was a Manager at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a Senior Associate at KPMG. Dane earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration with a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Felix joined FPA in 2019. He serves as a Trader for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Felix was a Vice President at Loomis, Sayles & Co where he traded agency MBS and non-agency RMBS sectors. Preceding this role, Felix was a Managing Director at Mesirow Financial. Felix began his career as a structured products analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co, later becoming an Associate Director within the Mortgage and Structured Products sales and trading department. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
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