Gene Needles

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

Gene Needles

Gene Needles

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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American Beacon Funds
Alpha Quant Advisors LLC
American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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672

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7

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President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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Executive Vice President at American Beacon Funds

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Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer, Vice President & Secretary at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Estancia Capital Management LLC

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Investment Partner at Kelso & Co. LP

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Founding Partner & Chairman at Pharos Capital Group LLC

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Senior Vice President & Head of Distribution at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Alpha Quant Advisors LLC

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Gene Needles
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Beacon Advisors, Inc.
Education
BA in English with a Minor in Economics
Class of 1978

Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer, Director
2016 - Current

Alpha Quant manages accounts based on three proprietary products: equity strategies, multi-asset portfolios and strategy indexes. The equity strategies utilize proprietary, fundamentals-based quantitative models. The strategies are based on core fundamental concepts and are managed through a highly disciplined, repeatable and transparent investment process. Equity portfolios, consisting primarily of individual equity securities, span different styles and market capitalizations. Alpha Quant’s equity portfolios are managed with a disciplined, rules-based investment process based on fundamental concepts. Mutual funds or ETFs may be used for efficient portfolio management or to expose cash balances to the equity markets.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

ABA manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of competitively priced mutual funds. The funds employ a manager-of-managers investment style and currently include international and domestic equity, fixed-income, alternative and money market funds. The fund’s portfolio managers have authority to make buy and sell decisions. ABA maintains a disciplined, long-term perspective and focuses on highly rated obligations to minimize credit risk. Their security selection process is initially based on their top-down assessment of a sector, but bottom-up analysis naturally follows.

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Current

CCL manages long-term equity strategies that invest in international securities markets, primarily in emerging market countries. They use a fundamental research philosophy and approach that is designed to identify companies that are undervalued and of high quality. The portfolio managers consider quantifiable characteristics, such as: price-to-earnings ratio; enterprise value-to-EBITDA ratio; dividend yield; return on invested capital; and return on equity.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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