Mr. Hawthorne is the lead portfolio manager and creator of Boston Partners’ Alternative Yield Strategy. He joined the firm from Allianz Global Investors, where he was a senior portfolio manager and director. Previously he worked at RS Investments as the head of equity derivative strategy; he also provided stock analytics for the mid- and small-cap growth team, focusing on the alternative energy and energy sectors. Prior to that, Todd was a vice president of equity derivatives trading at Deutsche Bank. He has a B.A. degree from The Colorado College and an M.B.A. degree from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. Todd has twenty-one years of investment-industry experience, including extensive experience in both equity derivatives and in fundamental equity analysis.
Mr. Fierstein is a Senior Analyst for Boston Partners’ Alternative Yield Strategy. He joined the firm from Allianz Global Investors where he was a senior research analyst and director. His primary responsibility was research coverage of the financial sector supporting large cap, mid cap, global and Redwood strategies. Previously, Mr. Fierstein worked at Wachovia Capital Markets covering the homebuilding sector. He also worked in the real estate technology and development industries for several years after graduate school. He has a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California. He has sixteen years of investment experience.