Mr. Hawthorne is a 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-two years of investment-industry experience, including extensive experience in both equity derivatives and in fundamental equity analysis.