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Niemann Capital appoints director of sales and portfolio manager

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Niemann Capital Management, a Scotts Valley, California-based tactical asset management firm with USD1bn in assets, has named two investment professionals Thomas Kennett and Alan K.

Niemann Capital Management, a Scotts Valley, California-based tactical asset management firm with USD1bn in assets, has named two investment professionals Thomas Kennett and Alan K. Alpers as sales director and portfolio manager respectively.

‘The addition of these two veteran investment professionals to the Niemann team underscores our commitment to growing the organisation and expanding the depth of our sales and research capabilities,’ says director of marketing Jim Dunnigan.

Kennett has 30 years of executive experience in securities, investments and banking, across retail and institutional platforms, both US and international. He has been involved with companies ranging in revenues up to USD20bn billion, active in a range of strategic areas including investments, venture capital, M&A advisory, private wealth management, business and organisational development, securities and regulatory compliance issues.

Alpers was most recently a partner and a member of the investment committee at Reno, Nevada-based Ascentia Capital Partners, responsible for trading on behalf of hedge funds, mutual funds and separately managed accounts.

He was previously senior portfolio manager and director of research at Navellier & Associates, also based in Reno, where he was responsible for trading and managing investment products including mutual funds, institutional funds including public and private pension funds and retail wrap fee asset) totalling USD5bn. He also oversaw the firm’s trading desk and other portfolio managers and co-ordinated quantitative and fundamental stock selection research.

Founded in 1991, Niemann Capital Management applies its tactical asset allocation in direct response to market movements, daily identifying areas where the market is performing well on a risk-adjusted basis, rotating out of weakening themes and into strengthening themes with the best risk/reward characteristics.

The firm’s range of conservative, moderate and aggressive separately managed account strategies can be applied to mutual funds as well as variable annuities and variable life products. Its range of mutual fund strategies is available on the Charles Schwab institutional and Fidelity institutional brokerage platforms.

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