James A. Abate, MBA, CPA, CFA
Centre American Select Equity Fund
James A. Abate, MBA, CPA, CFA, is a Trustee of the Trust and the portfolio manager of the American Select Equity. He also serves as the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Adviser. Prior to Centre Asset Management, Mr. Abate was US Investment Director for GAM, responsible for the start-up and portfolio management of the firm's in-house strategies focused on the large cap segment of the US equity market. Previously, Mr. Abate served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Credit Suisse Asset Management responsible for approximately $5 billion in assets. While at GAM and Credit Suisse Asset Management, Mr. Abate achieved Standard & Poor's Funds Research AAA rating, received numerous "Category King" mentions in the Wall Street Journal as well as multi-year "Investment Week" award nominations. Previously, he was a Manager in Price Waterhouse's Valuation/Corporate Finance Group. Mr. Abate holds a BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA in Finance from St. John's University and formerly was a Visiting Professor in the graduate program at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Mr. Abate is a contributing author to several John Wiley published books: Applied Equity Valuation, Focus on Value, Short Selling, and The Theory and Practice of Investment Management; his article writings have appeared in The Journal of Portfolio Management, Investment Week, FT Investment Adviser, The Wall Street Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions and other various publications; and other writings (with Professor J. Grant, Ph.D.) on the EVA (Economic Value Added) approach to security analysis have been adopted by the CFA Institute candidate study programs. Mr. Abate is a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Portfolio Management and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.Read More
T. Kirkham Barneby
Centre Active U.S. Treasury Fund, Centre Active U.S. Tax Exempt Fund
T. Kirkham Barneby is the portfolio manager of the Active U.S. Treasury Fund and Active U.S. Tax Exempt Fund. Mr. Barneby serves as Investment Director, Fixed Income of the Adviser. Prior to joining the Adviser in 2014, Mr. Barneby served as Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Hudson Canyon Investment Counselors, LLC, where he was responsible for managing private account clients in the Active Interest Rate Management strategy.
Prior to that, Mr. Barneby held the title of Chief Strategist & Portfolio Manager, Taxable Fixed Income at American Independence Financial Services. Prior to AIFS, Mr. Barneby was a Managing Member of Old Iron Hill Capital Management, LLC employing quantitatively-oriented fixed income and multi-strategy investment approaches. Previously, he headed an investment group at UBS in New York that managed equity and bond portfolios with roughly $7 billion in assets. Mr. Barneby is a graduate of Southwest Missouri
State College-now Missouri State University-with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Economics. Subsequently, he
completed all course and exam requirements for a Doctorate in Economics at Oklahoma State University. He is a National Science,
NDEA and Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
T. Kirkham Barneby is a registered representative of ALPS Distributor, Inc.