Coho Partners has appointed Ward Kruse, CFA, as portfolio manager/investment analyst in its Investment Team.
“Ward is an accomplished portfolio manager and analyst. He brings to Coho a wealth of experience and a great reputation,” says Coho Chief Investment Officer, Peter Thompson, to whom Mr Kruse will report. “Investing in talent is one of the ways we strengthen our business and we are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
As the newest member of Coho’s Investment Team, Kruse is focussed on investment research and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Coho, Kruse spent 20 years working on the Fundamental Equity Team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Most recently, he served as a Vice President on the US Value Equity Team in New York. As a research analyst and sector portfolio manager, he conducted primary fundamental research on companies across different sectors and portfolios. He also helped launch ESG strategies and integrate sustainability research into the firm’s investment process. Prior to this role, he worked as an Associate on the European Equity Team in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s London office. He began his career as a financial analyst in the Investment Banking Division of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Ward graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.