ICAP Investment Team

Investment Team

  • Thomas M. Cole, CFA
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager

    As CIO, Mr. Cole oversees and leads the Investment Team, which includes portfolio managers and research analysts. In addition, Mr. Cole leads the Portfolio Management Group, whose members have portfolio management responsibility for all of ICAP’s strategies. He is also a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Committee and works closely with the CEO on setting strategic initiatives and direction for the firm. Prior to his appointment as CIO, Mr. Cole held various positions at ICAP, including Co-Director of Research, Deputy CIO, and most recently, Co-CIO. Before joining ICAP, Mr. Cole was with UBS Global Asset Management for 11 years and held the position of Head of U.S. Equities, where he had portfolio management responsibility for all U.S. value portfolios. Prior to UBS Global Asset Management, he served as a Senior Equity Analyst and Partner at Brinson Partners for 12 years. He also held various positions at First Chicago Investment Advisors. Mr. Cole attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he participated in the applied security analysis and investment management program and earned a BBA and an MBA. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Cole has been with the firm since 2012 and has 31 years of industry experience.

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  • Andrew P. Starr, CFA
    Executive Vice President, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst

    Mr. Starr serves as ICAP’s Director of Research and is a member of the Portfolio Management Group. Additionally, he specializes in the analysis and stock recommendations for the Energy sector. He is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Committee. Before joining ICAP, he held analyst positions at Scudder Kemper Investments and Morningstar. He earned a BA from DePauw University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Starr has been with the firm since 1998 and has 22 years of industry experience.

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  • Matthew T. Swanson, CFA
    Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager

    Mr. Swanson is a Portfolio Manager on ICAP’s U.S. strategies and is a member of the Portfolio Management Group. Prior to focusing exclusively on his portfolio management responsibilities at ICAP, Matt specialized in the analysis and stock recommendations for the Health Care sector. He earned a BA and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Swanson has been with the firm since 1999 and has 17 years of industry experience.

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  • J. Christian Kirtley, CFA
    Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager

    Mr. Kirtley is a Portfolio Manager for the non-U.S., global, and European strategies and is a member of the Portfolio Management Group. He was previously a member of ICAP’s Investment Team from 2003-2010 and held the position of Senior Research Analyst. He returned to ICAP in 2015 after nearly five years with Perkins Investment Management LLC, where he served as a Senior Research Analyst, and ultimately, held the position of Portfolio Manager, co-managing global value and international value products. He earned a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Kirtley’s tenure with ICAP covers eight years, and he has 13 years of industry experience.

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