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For more information on speaking opportunities at PartnerConnect 2014 contact:
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Peter Zaldivar   |  Leah Zell   |  Brian Ziv

Peter Zaldivar, Portfolio Manager, Kabouter Management

Peter Zaldivar is a principal and co-founder of Kabouter Management,LLC, a Chicago based international equities firm.Kabouter specializes in under-researched and/or misunderstood international small caps that are best positioned to benefit from long term secular trends.Kabouter also seeks to add value in a number of ways, most often by helping companies emerge from relative obscurity and gain greater exposure to investors.

Mr. Zaldivar began his career in 1994 as a portfolio manager at Thomas White International.In 1996,Mr. Zaldivar joined Wanger Asset Management,where he was a principal and managed portfolios of international stocks.The funds he worked on received the highest ratings from Lipper Analytical Services and Morningstar. After participating in the 2001 sale of Wanger Asset Management to Liberty Financial, Mr. Zaldivar co-founded Kabouter Management.

In 1989, Mr. Zaldivar received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Economics, and in 1994, a J.D. from Harvard University with course work in international finance and trade law. Mr. Zaldivar received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. Most recently, he co-authored two research papers titled Anatomy of the Small-Cap Anomaly and the Importance of Investor Relations in Unlocking Value in International Equities. Both papers were reviewed by faculty at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

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Leah Zell, Founder & Portfolio Manager, Lizard Investors

Ms.Zell is the founder of Lizard Investors LLC and the portfolio manager of Lizard International Fund. Lizard invests in the equity of companies domiciled outside the U.S. The Fund is geographic, sector, benchmark and market capitalization agnostic and focuses on providing excellent risk adjusted returns. Prior to founding Lizard in 2008, Ms. Zell held several international lead portfolio manager positions at Wanger Asset Management, a firm she co]founded. Ms. Zell has served as treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since June 2004. She also is a director of the Horton Trust Company, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council and a member of the Radcliffe Institute Deanfs Advisory Council. Ms. Zell is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where she also earned her Ph.D. in European social and economic history.

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Brian Ziv, Portfolio Manager, Head of Hedge Fund Strategies Committee, William Blair

Bio to come...

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