Tom Brakel - Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated
Biography of the speaker:
Mr. Tom M. Brakel, M.D. is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Analyst at Federated Investors, Inc. Mr. Brakel serves as Senior Investment Analyst and Senior Portfolio Manager at Federated Equity Management Company of Pennsylvania. He serves as Portfolio Manager at Federated Equity Funds - Federated Kaufmann Large Cap Fund, Federated Equity Funds - Federated Kaufmann Small Cap Fund and Federated Equity Funds - Federated Kaufmann Fund. He has been a part of the Federated Kaufmann team since 2002. Mr. Brakel joined Federated in 2003 and is responsible for research and analytical support in the domestic growth equity area. He served as Portfolio Manager at Advanced Series Trust - AST Small-Cap Growth Opportunities Portfolio. Previously, he served as Equity Analyst at New Vernon Associates, Inc. Mr. Brakel also served as a Biotech and Pharmaceutical Analyst at Mehta Partners. He has extensive industry experience. Mr. Brakel earned an M.D. from Erasmus University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.