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Bandon hires marketing and relationship management head

Bandon Capital Management has appointed Whitney Dow to its management team.

As managing director, he will be responsible for spearheading the firm’s marketing and relationship management efforts.
 
Dow brings to Bandon over 15 years of extensive investment management experience in marketing, business development, and relationship management. Most significantly, he spent nearly six years as a director with Russell Investments, responsible for the expansion of its distribution footprint in the US by building strategic relationships with national, regional, and independent broker-dealers and other intermediaries. Prior to Russell, Dow served for five years in consulting and analytical roles with Financial Research Corporation (FRC), a research firm specialising in providing sales and marketing insight and guidance to investment management organisations.
 
Bill Woodruff, Bandon’s founder and chief investment officer, says: “In continuing to build our core management team, we are extremely pleased to have someone of Whitney’s calibre join the firm, as he brings considerable strategic and tactical experience to the organisation. His addition is a testament to the growing relevance and importance of the alternative mutual fund sector of the investment management industry. The demand for alternative, non-correlated or idiosyncratic-sourced returns in convenient delivery vehicles like mutual funds is intensifying, and to have a unique long-short debt strategy that just celebrated its two-year anniversary puts us in the right place at the right time.”
 
Dow says: “The Bandon Isolated Alpha Fixed Income Fund solves very specific needs expressed quite vocally by the financial services marketplace – the desire for liquid alternative investment strategies to diversify portfolios, the desire for access to customised strategies from top-calibre investment managers, and a track record of proven results during periods of rising rates and market stress. This approach is a timely option for advisors and investors seeking meaningful diversification and uncorrelated returns from their fixed income allocations.”

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