David Oberto is a lead portfolio manager, income and growth at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a portfolio manager and director at Allianz Global Investors, where he held portfolio management, research and trading responsibilities for the income and growth strategies team. and served as portfolio manager for the U.S. High Yield Bond strategy and was also responsible for managing multiple closed-end and open-end mutual funds. Prior to that, he was a portfolio administrator, a credit default swaps (CDS) account manager and a trade-closer at Bain Capital. David earned a BSBA with a concentration in finance and a minor in economics from Fordham University and an MS in finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.
Mr. Kass is a portfolio manager, a managing director, CIO and co-head US Income and Growth Strategies with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2000. He has portfolio management, research and trading responsibilities for the Income and Growth Strategies team. In 2003, Mr. Kass was promoted to portfolio management and began handling day-to-day portfolio manager responsibilities for the firm’s US Convertible strategy in 2005. He is also a lead portfolio manager for the firm’s Income & Growth strategy since its inception in 2007. In addition to management responsibility for institutional clients, Mr. Kass is responsible for managing multiple closed-end and open-end mutual funds. Previous to joining the firm, Mr. Kass interned on the Income and Growth Strategies team, adding significant depth to its proprietary Upgrade Alert Model. He has 24 years of investment industry experience. Mr. Kass has a B.S. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Chen is a portfolio manager, a senior research analyst and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2006. He is a member of the Global Technology team and is responsible for analyzing mid- to large-capitalization semiconductor and semiconductor-equipment companies. Mr. Chen also assists the team in the management of several technology-specific portfolios. He has 27 years of investment industry experience. Mr. Chen previously worked at Primarius Capital, where he was a senior analyst and co-portfolio manager of several long/short portfolios. Before that, he worked at Engemann Asset Management as a technology analyst and portfolio manager of growth-oriented mid- to large-cap portfolios. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chen was a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche, as well as a loan officer with Wells Fargo Bank. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.B.A. in finance and accounting, and an M.S.B.A. in investments from the University of Southern California. Mr. Chen is a CFA charterholder.