THE MEADOWBROOK DIFFERENCE

George F. Abel
George plays a key role in the firm's equity effort. Prior to joining MeadowBrook, George was Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of First Chicago NBD Investment Management Company, one of the nations leading investment firms. At year-end 1998, the firm had assets under management in excess of $60 billion. George's role included investment responsibility for the highly successful Pegasus Mutual Fund family, which offered 29 funds covering a diverse range of investment styles. In addition, George was directly involved with the high net worth and institutional market segments. George oversaw a staff in excess of 170 employees and reported to a Vice Chairman of the corporation. A similar role was held at the predecessor company, NBD Bancorp. Before becoming Chief Investment Officer, George served in a variety of equity roles, including analysis, head of research and manager of the firm's largest equity mutual fund, the Pegasus Growth/Value Fund. This last position was held for ten years. That fund's performance exceeded the benchmark for the one, three and five year periods ending June 1994, when George's tenure ended.
MM: Finance - Northwestern University
BS: Mathematics - Grove City College
Dale B. Embry
Dale is MeadowBrook's Head of Portfolio Management and is a contributor to the equity investment process. Prior to joining MeadowBrook, Dale was the former Managing Director of National Institutional Management Group for Banc One Investment Advisors and the predecessor organizations, First Chicago NBD Investment Management Company and NBD Bancorp. This group was responsible for portfolio management of the banks' largest institutional client's portfolios, typically those accounts in excess of $10 million with the largest exceeding $450 million. Dale had direct responsibility for the key clients, managing institutional assets in excess of $3.5 billion. Dale was also in charge of 10 professionals that in total, managed $10 billion in assets. Dale's investment experience dates back to 1987, when he joined the group as a portfolio analyst. Prior to that he worked in other functions at NBD Bancorp.
MBA: University of Detroit
AB: Economics - Oberlin College
Robert T. Grabowski
Bob is in charge of MeadowBrook's Fixed Income investing, operations and trading. Prior to joining MeadowBrook, Bob was the manager of the Municipal Bond Group for First Chicago NBD Investment Company and prior to that NBD Bancorp. This group of 7 professionals managed in excess of $5.8 billion in assets, in individual accounts and in the Pegasus Mutual Funds. In addition to heading the group, Bob was responsible for the largest relationships as well as managing the Pegasus Municipal Bond Fund and the Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund. At year-end 1998, the Pegasus Municipal Bond Fund ranked in the top quartile of the Lipper Universe ranking of municipal bond funds for one, three and five year periods. Bob's investment experience dates back to 1979. Prior to that he worked in the operations group at NBD Bancorp.
BS: Finance - Wayne State University
Ronald L. Doyle, CFA
At MeadowBrook, Ron is the Head of Equity Investment. Before joining MeadowBrook in 1999, Ron was the lead manager of the One Group Diversified Mid-Cap and the One Group Small-Cap Value Funds. These two funds along with related accounts had assets in excess of $2 billion at year-end 1998. Ron managed both predecessor Mid-Cap and Small Cap Opportunity funds and the related individual accounts for First Chicago NBD Investment Management Company and NBD Bancorp. In addition, Ron was the Group Head in charge of all Equity Management at First Chicago NBD Investment Management Company. Ron had been in charge of the Opportunity product group since 1989. Ron's equity products have been characterized as having moderately below average risk, below average turnover and above average returns. From 1982 to 1989 Ron was an equity analyst at NBD Bancorp, developing experience and expertise in a number of industries. Ron left Bank One Corporation in October of 1999 with the title of Senior Vice President. Ron is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit.
MBA: Finance - Michigan State University
BA: Marketing - Michigan State University
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