Michael A. Welhoelter, CFA

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Mike is Epoch’s Chief Risk Officer and heads Epoch’s Quantitative Research and Risk Management team. He is responsible for integrating risk management into the investment process. Prior to joining Epoch in 2005, he was a director and portfolio manager in the Quantitative Strategies Group at Columbia Management Group, Inc. In this role, he managed over $5 billion in mutual funds and separately managed portfolios. Prior to joining Columbia Management Group, he was at Credit Suisse Asset Management Group (“CSAM”), where he was a portfolio manager in the Structured Equity group, overseeing long/short market neutral and large cap core products. Before joining CSAM, he was a portfolio manager and quantitative research analyst at Chancellor/LGT Asset Management. Mike is an author (with co-authors Bill Priest and Steven Bleiberg) of Winning at Active Management: The Essential Roles of Culture, Philosophy and Technology. The book, published by John Wiley & Sons, details the underpinnings of our investment approach. Mike holds a BA degree in Computer and Information Science from Colgate University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Society of Quantitative Analysts and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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