Asset Class Valuations, What to Watch For and Portfolio Positioning Themes
Stacie L. Mintz, CFA, is a managing director and portfolio manager for QMA. Stacie is primarily responsible for managing U.S. equity mandates and overseeing the team responsible for implementation. She co-manages the Prudential QMA Long-Short Equity Fund, Prudential QMA Large-Cap Core Equity Fund, and Prudential Balanced Fund. Previously, Stacie was a member of the asset allocation team, where she was responsible for several retail and institutional portfolios. In addition, during that time, she was responsible for managing the overall asset allocation for the Prudential Pension Plan. Stacie earned a BA in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in finance from New York University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)designation.
Brian Ahrens, Portfolio Manager and Executive Vice President of Prudential's Strategic Investment Research Group, leads a group of analysts dedicated to investment consulting and portfolio construction services. Currently the group provides consulting services across Prudential's domestic businesses that consist of annuities, separate managed accounts and mutual funds. Brian also leads a team dedicated to discretionary management of asset allocation portfolios. The team's multi manager approach uses top down and bottom up risk assessments on a total of 15 asset allocation portfolios. Brian has been with Prudential for over 20 years. Brian earned his M.B.A. in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University. He graduated from James Madison University with a double major in Finance and German.