Mark R. Walter Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walter is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Guggenheim Capital, LLC. He is Chairman and controlling owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mr. Walter serves as a trustee or director of several organizations including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Security Benefit Corporation and the EquiTrust Life holding company, and he is a controlling shareholder of Delaware Life Holdings. Mr. Walter grew up in Iowa and received a B.S. from Creighton University and a J.D. from Northwestern University.
Todd Boehly President
Mr. Boehly is President of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim Partners”), a privately held, global financial services firm with more than $190 billion* in assets under management. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for Security Benefit, an insurance company serving individual clients. Mr. Boehly is also a member of the Executive and Management Committees for Guggenheim Partners. Mr. Boehly joined Guggenheim in 2001 in order to build and manage the firm’s leveraged credit investing activities. He successfully grew assets under management from approximately $3 billion when he joined to its current level of approximately $36 billion. Mr. Boehly also spearheaded the firm’s entry into the middle market direct lending arena where Guggenheim originated more than $6 billion of proprietary investment opportunities over the past 10 years. He also led the acquisition of three strategic businesses for the firm, Security Benefit, Rydex and Claymore. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Boehly was a vice president at Whitney & Co. where he worked in private equity as well as private mezzanine and leveraged credit investing. Mr. Boehly was responsible for developing the firm’s leveraged loan investing program and special situation portfolio. Mr. Boehly also co-founded Shelter Rock Capital Corporation, which was established by Whitney for its CDO restructuring and takeover activities. Prior to Whitney, Mr. Boehly worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Boehly received his BBA from the College of William & Mary and spent a year abroad at the London School of Economics.
Alan D. Schwartz Executive Chairman
Mr. Schwartz is Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners and serves on the Firm’s Executive and Management committees. He is the former CEO of The Bear Stearns Companies. During his career with Bear Stearns, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Investment Banking and in other financial management positions. Mr. Schwartz earned a B.A. degree in Management Science from Duke University. He has been a member of the Duke Board of Trustees since 2005 and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation and a director of St. Vincent’s Services, The National Mentoring Partnership, The American Foundation for AIDS Research and New York University Medical Center.
Mr. Minerd is a founding Managing Partner at Guggenheim. In his role as Global Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Minerd guides the firm’s investment strategies and oversees client accounts across a broad range of fixed-income and equity securities. Previously, Mr. Minerd was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston in charge of trading and risk management for the Fixed Income Credit Trading Group. In this position, he was responsible for the corporate bond, preferred stock, money markets, U.S. government agency and sovereign debt, derivatives securities, structured debt and interest rate swaps trading business units.
Prior to that, Mr. Minerd was Morgan Stanley’s London based European Capital Markets Products Trading and Risk Manager responsible for Eurobonds, Euro-MTNs, domestic European Bonds, FRNs, derivative securities and money market products in 12 European currencies and Asian markets. Mr. Minerd has also held capital markets positions with Merrill Lynch and Continental Bank. Prior to that, he was a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.
Mr. Minerd is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, helping advise the NY Fed President and senior management at the bank about the current financial markets and ways the public and private sectors can better understand and mitigate systematic risks. Mr. Minerd also works with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), advising on research and analysis of private sector infrastructure investment, and is a contributing member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a regularly featured guest and contributor to leading financial media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC where he shares insights on today’s financial climate. Mr. Minerd holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and has completed graduate work at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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