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LSV Asset Management

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LSV Asset Management was established in 1994 as a partnership to provide domestic, international, and global value equity investment management services to institutional investors using their proprietary quantitative model. Their research and investment team developed the model through years of research in value investing, contrarian strategies, and behavioral finance. The firm’s roots in these areas of academic research form the core of their investment philosophy and continue to drive the evolution of the LSV model over time. LSV employs their approach to manage assets in strategies covering global equity markets encompassing all capitalization ranges.

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Manager Profiles

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Greg Sleight

Partner and Portfolio Manager

At LSV, Mr. Sleight is part of the quantitative and implementation team, which is responsible for the day-to-day data management, portfolio implementation and ongoing enhancement of their models and systems. Mr. Sleight received a BS in material science & engineering from the University of Illinois in 2000 and an MBA in econometrics, economics & analytic finance from the University of Chicago in 2006.

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Guy Lakonishok, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining LSV, Mr. Lakonishok was a Vice President in the Quantitative Equity group at BlackRock. His responsibilities included research, portfolio implementation, system development and performance attribution. Prior to this experience, Mr. Lakonishok was an analyst in the Quantitative Equity group at Weiss, Peck, and Greer, where he was responsible for developing portfolio analytics and assisting in the day-to-day management of the portfolios.

Mr. Lakonishok received a BS in Applied Science with a Major in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Mr. Lakonishok also received an MBA from the University of Chicago — Booth School of Business in 2009, graduating with honors with a dual-concentration in analytical finance and accounting.

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Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.

Founding Partner, CEO and CIO

Dr. Lakonishok was, until 2004, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the College of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before that, he held staff and visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lakonishok is a top contributor to major financial journals and has published more than 80 articles. His research covers such diverse areas as analyst forecasts, execution cost measurement, performance evaluation, momentum strategies, fundamental valuation, seasonalities in stock returns, and share repurchases.

Dr. Lakonishok’s work has received many awards including the Roger F. Murray Award for the paper “Contrarian Investment, Extrapolation, and Risk,” written with Drs. Shleifer and Vishny, and the American Association of Individual Investors Award for the article “Fundamentals and Stock Returns in Japan,” written with Drs. Louis K. C. Chan and Yasushi Hamao.

Dr. Lakonishok received a BA in economics and statistics from Tel Aviv University in 1970 and an MBA from that university in 1972. He earned an M.S. in Business Administration in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1976 from Cornell University.

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Menno Vermeulen, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager

At LSV, Mr. Vermeulen has developed and written the software for the quantitative models and portfolio management system. He leads LSV’s quantitative and implementation team, which is responsible for the day-to-day data management, portfolio implementation and ongoing enhancement of their models and systems. Mr. Vermeulen is also involved in the research process at LSV.

Prior to joining LSV, he worked at ABP, the largest pension plan in Europe and one of the largest in the world. At ABP, Mr. Vermeulen was responsible for the development and implementation of quantitative active investment strategies. In this capacity, he built the database and conducted research that led to a quantitative tactical country allocation model. Mr. Vermeulen developed and wrote the PC-based software to implement, update and maintain this model. He was also the portfolio manager and responsible for implementing this strategy with futures.

Mr. Vermeulen holds a masters degree in econometrics from Erasmus University at Rotterdam.

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Puneet Mansharamani, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager

At LSV, Mr. Mansharamani is part of the quantitative and implementation team, which is responsible for the day-to-day data management, portfolio implementation and ongoing enhancement of their models and systems.

Prior to joining LSV, Mr. Mansharamani was an analyst at Institutional Trust National City Corporation. His responsibilities included project management, systems development and designing financial and analytical applications for the Worldwide Web. Prior to this experience, Mr. Mansharamani was a Systems Consultant for Maximations, Inc. where he was responsible for systems development and programming mainframe and databases used to calculate revenue streams as well as executive reporting. Mr. Mansharamani was also a Systems Analyst for Case Western Reserve University.

Mr. Mansharamani earned a BS in engineering from Delhi University, Delhi College of Engineering in 1995 and an MS in engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering (2001).