Eric Martin Pestrue

Senior Investment Analyst at RiverNorth Capital Management LLC

Eric Martin Pestrue

Eric Martin Pestrue

Senior Investment Analyst at RiverNorth Capital Management LLC

Biography

Mr. Eric M. Pestrue, CFA MBA, is Senior Investment Analyst at RiverNorth Capital Management LLC. He joined the firm in December 2010 and serves as a member of the investment management team. He is responsible for assisting with research and trading.Prior to joining RiverNorth, he was a Project Manager in Morningstar's Data division where he worked extensively on the closed-end fund database and led the creation of the unit investment trust database. Prior to Morningstar, he was a Quantitative Research Analyst with First Trust Portfolios where he helped back-test quantitative investment strategies and select holdings for unit investment trusts.He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and earned his MBA, with honors, from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. He is a CFA Charter holder and member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.

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Vice President at Sheridan Road Advisors LLC

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General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer at RiverNorth Capital Management LLC

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Eric Martin Pestrue
Senior Investment Analyst at RiverNorth Capital Management LLC
Education
MBA with Honors
Class of 2010
Class of 2001
Memberships
Member
Current

The Mission of the CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

Member
Current

CFA Society Chicago, aims to lead the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence; to shape an investment industry that serves the greater good; and to serve as the premier local resource for Chartered Financial Analyst designees, candidates, other investment professionals and our communities. Founded in 1925, CFA Society Chicago has more than 4,200 members and is the world's oldest investment analysts' society.

Career History
Senior Investment Analyst
2010 - Current

RiverNorth Capital Management manages various investment strategies that invest predominately in and trade closed-end funds. In addition, each strategy may utilize ETFs and other investments in implementing the strategies. Opportunistic investing in closed-end funds is primarily determined by attractiveness of discount in addition to thorough analysis of target closed-end fundamentals. ETFs are typically utilized to acquire asset class exposure. RiverNorth also manages various investment strategies that invest in options and securities based on their volatility. These strategies may also utilize ETFs and other investments in implementing the strategies. The firm also manages several strategies focused on investing in loans issued by certain marketplace, alternative or peer-to-peer lending platforms.

Project Manager
Prior - 2009

Morningstar Investment Management's investment process begins with a thorough review of the institutional client's mission, investment objectives and spending needs. The firm then establishes a strategic asset allocation plan and constructs an investment portfolio with a customized selection of open-end, institutional class mutual funds. They also provide ongoing management, rebalancing and oversight of their clients' portfolios.

Fund Advisor
Prior

First Trust Advisors (FTA) provides supervisory, evaluation and administrative services provided to unit investment trusts (UITs) sponsored by their affiliate, First Trust Portfolios LP (FTP). FTP is the sponsor of the First Trust series of unit investment trusts. For FTP's unit investment trusts, FTA monitors the portfolios to ensure they maintain sound investment character. For a limited number of UIT portfolios, FTA utilizes the services of affiliated sub-portfolio supervisors. FTA determines the valuation of each security in each trust's portfolio on a daily basis. This allows the trustee to calculate the trusts' daily net asset value. For the portfolios, FTA evaluates domestic and foreign equity securities, preferred securities, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, US government bonds, US government agency securities, REITs, MLPs, ADRs, closed-end fund shares and ETF shares.^The firm also provides discretionary investment management services to institutional and individual clients. Their institutional clients primarily include open and closed-end mutual funds, ETFs, and variable annuity sub-accounts. Investment management services are offered to individual clients through separate managed accounts, either directly or through wrap fee programs sponsored by unaffiliated investment advisors. In managing portfolios, FTA utilizes various types of securities including domestic and foreign equity securities; domestic and foreign fixed income securities (both investment grade and non-investment grade); US government and foreign sovereign fixed income securities, municipal securities, preferred securities, REITs, MLPs, CEFs, ETFs, ADRs, and senior loans. Investment strategies involve one or more equity or balanced strategies. FTA does not offer any SMA strategies investing principally in fixed income securities. They do offer strategies investing principally in fixed income CEFs and/or ETFs.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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