US Equity Update
Edwin Walczak has been a Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst for Vontobel’s Quality Growth Boutique since July 1988. He has held a management position on the firm’s U.S. Equity strategy since its inception. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he continues to conduct research analysis on individual stocks which may be included in the firm’s other strategies, primarily focusing on companies in the Industrials, Financials, Health Care, and Consumer Staples sectors.
Prior to joining Vontobel Asset Management, from 1984 to 1988, Edwin Walczak worked as an Institutional Portfolio Manager at Lazard Frères Asset Management. From 1982 to 1984, he was an Institutional Relationship Manager at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He began his financial career in 1978 at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan and General Motors Corporation, New York, where he held successive positions as a Financial Analyst until 1982.
Edwin Walczak received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Arts in International Politics and Economics from Columbia University, and was an International Fellow in Columbia Graduate School in New York. In addition, he received a Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) in Government from Colby College in Maine.