Lord Abbett director of marketing Mike Weldon is one of three newly minted partners at the Jersey City-based fund firm. The other two new partners are chief financial officer Lynn M. Gargano and portfolio manager Justin C. Maurer.
Mike Weldon Lord Abbett Director of Marketing
Their appointment brings the total partner count for the 80-year old firm to 59.
Weldon has been with Lord Abbett for 12 years. He joined the firm in 1997 as a regional manager in western Florida, and was promoted to director of retail marketing in 2006. Before joining Lord Abbett, he worked at Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co.
Company Press Release
Jersey City, NJ – October 5, 2009—Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC (“Lord Abbett”), an independent, privately held investment management firm, announced the appointment of three new Partners, bringing the total number of Lord Abbett Partners to 59.
In announcing these appointments, Daria L. Foster, Lord Abbett Managing Partner, said: “We value these individuals for the leadership they provide in their respective areas of expertise. As Partners, they will help guide the organization into its next phase of growth, continuing our 80-year legacy of the stewardship of our clients’ assets.”
Robert S. Dow, Lord Abbett Senior Partner, also commented: “We are pleased to recognize these new Partners for their contributions to Lord Abbett. While many other investment management firms have turned away from the partnership structure, we believe that remaining an independent, privately held firm is a strategic advantage that allows us to better serve our clients.”
The newly named Partners represent the three major areas of the firm: investments, distribution, and core services.
Three newly named Lord Abbett Partners and their titles:
Lynn M. Gargano—Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Justin C. Maurer—Partner, Portfolio Manager
Mike Weldon—Partner, Director of Marketing
About Lord Abbett:
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC is an independent, privately held firm with a singular focus on the management of money. As one of the oldest money management firms in the United States, we have consistently provided generations of clients and their financial advisors with a quality investment experience since 1929. We approach our business as a craft, driven by core fundamentals: an unwavering discipline and commitment to a reproducible process; integrity that is as much an asset as the portfolios we manage; accountability for every decision we make; dedication to the prudent stewardship of our clients’ assets; and intellectual rigor across all aspects of our business. As a trusted steward, Lord Abbett today manages more than $84 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2009), offers a full range of mutual funds, institutional, and individually managed accounts, and manages two of the nation’s oldest mutual funds.
Shares of Lord Abbett mutual funds are not deposits or obligations of any bank, are not guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency, and involve investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested.
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