Experts on both the markets and Vontobel's strategies, Senior Portfolio Advisers (SPAs) serve as the client's window to portfolio managers and research analysts. They are responsible for communicating the firm’s philosophy, process, performance, portfolio positioning and risk management.
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Peter Newell

Managing Director

Senior Portfolio Adviser


Mr. Newell joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in February 1990. Prior to joining Vontobel Mr. Newell began his financial career in 1984. From 1984 to 1990, he held positions at Sanford C. Bernstein and Citigroup. Mr. Newell is a frequent contributor to thestreet.com and CNBC’s Power Lunch, Fox Business News “After the Bell”, Bloomberg Radio and Barron’s Magazine. He received a B.A. in history from the University of San Francisco In addition Mr. Newell holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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Sudhir Roc-Sennett

Executive Director

Senior Portfolio Adviser


Mr. Roc-Sennett joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in August 2010. Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Roc-Sennett was director of European cash equity sales and head of global macro sales at Société Générale. From 2005 to 2007, he worked at Middlebury Equity Partners as a managing director in private equity on a mezzanine fund. From 2001 to 2005 he was president and CEO of Pompous Pot Foods. From 1995 to 2001, he was a senior equity analyst and head of equity research of the Americas at BNP Paribas, New York, and from 1992 to 1995, an equity analyst at Casa de Bolsa Interacciones, in Mexico City. Prior to that Mr. Roc-Sennett began his financial career in 1989. He received a Master of Science in investment analysis from the University of Stirling. Mr. Roc-Sennett also is an associate of the CFA Society of the United Kingdom and holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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Mr. Newell joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in February 1990. Prior to joining Vontobel Mr. Newell began his financial career in 1984. From 1984 to 1990, he held positions at Sanford C. Bernstein and Citigroup. Mr. Newell is a frequent contributor to thestreet.com and CNBC’s Power Lunch, Fox Business News “After the Bell”, Bloomberg Radio and Barron’s Magazine. He received a B.A. in history from the University of San Francisco In addition Mr. Newell holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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Mr. Roc-Sennett joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in August 2010. Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Roc-Sennett was director of European cash equity sales and head of global macro sales at Société Générale. From 2005 to 2007, he worked at Middlebury Equity Partners as a managing director in private equity on a mezzanine fund. From 2001 to 2005 he was president and CEO of Pompous Pot Foods. From 1995 to 2001, he was a senior equity analyst and head of equity research of the Americas at BNP Paribas, New York, and from 1992 to 1995, an equity analyst at Casa de Bolsa Interacciones, in Mexico City. Prior to that Mr. Roc-Sennett began his financial career in 1989. He received a Master of Science in investment analysis from the University of Stirling. Mr. Roc-Sennett also is an associate of the CFA Society of the United Kingdom and holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7.

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Douglas Bennett

Executive Director

Senior Portfolio Adviser


Mr. Bennett joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in September 2012. Prior to joining Vontobel, in 2012, Mr. Bennett was a senior salesman of European equities for U.S.-based institutions at European Securities Network-ESN, New York. At Société Générale from 1994 to 2011, Mr. Bennett worked as a salesman in the New York location, from 2001 to 2011, and as head of the European cash equities team in the Zurich location, from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994 he was a salesman at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS AG) – SBC Securities Zurich. Mr. Bennett began his financial career in 1983 at American International Group – AIU as an underwriter, a role he continued in, until 1989. Mr. Bennett received an M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and he received a B.A. in the same from Lewis and Clark College. He holds a portfolio management certificate from New York University and holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Ben Falcone, CFA

Director

Senior Portfolio Adviser


Mr. Falcone joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in March 2015. Prior to joining Vontobel, he worked at Echo Point Investment Management from 2010 to 2014 and Morgan Stanley from 2008 to 2010, where he held successive positions as a portfolio manager. Mr. Falcone spent a decade at Black Rock Inc. as an equity research analyst from 1999 to 2008, and began his financial career in 1996 at Merrill Lynch Asset Management in operations and client servicing. Mr. Falcone received a B.A. in business economics from The College of Wooster. Benedetto Falcone is a CFA® charterholder. In addition Mr. Falcone holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Mr. Bennett joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in September 2012. Prior to joining Vontobel, in 2012, Mr. Bennett was a senior salesman of European equities for U.S.-based institutions at European Securities Network-ESN, New York. At Société Générale from 1994 to 2011, Mr. Bennett worked as a salesman in the New York location, from 2001 to 2011, and as head of the European cash equities team in the Zurich location, from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994 he was a salesman at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS AG) – SBC Securities Zurich. Mr. Bennett began his financial career in 1983 at American International Group – AIU as an underwriter, a role he continued in, until 1989. Mr. Bennett received an M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and he received a B.A. in the same from Lewis and Clark College. He holds a portfolio management certificate from New York University and holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Mr. Falcone joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in March 2015. Prior to joining Vontobel, he worked at Echo Point Investment Management from 2010 to 2014 and Morgan Stanley from 2008 to 2010, where he held successive positions as a portfolio manager. Mr. Falcone spent a decade at Black Rock Inc. as an equity research analyst from 1999 to 2008, and began his financial career in 1996 at Merrill Lynch Asset Management in operations and client servicing. Mr. Falcone received a B.A. in business economics from The College of Wooster. Benedetto Falcone is a CFA® charterholder. In addition Mr. Falcone holds the following FINRA License(s): Series 7 and 63.

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Cheryl Gedvila, CFA

Director

Senior Portfolio Adviser


Ms. Gedvila joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. in July 2017, as a Senior Portfolio Adviser. Ms. Gedvila joins Vontobel from RBC Capital Markets (2012-2017) where she was a Vice President of Global Corporate Access responsible for communicating sophisticated institutional investment strategies and advising high-profile publicly traded companies as they looked to build relationships with potential shareholders. Ms. Gedvila was a founding member and Partner of Hanley & Associates, LLC (2007-2012), where her responsibilities included business and product development, consultative sales, marketing strategy and client relationship management. Ms. Gedvila’s career includes nine years’ experience as a senior sell-side equity analyst covering the consumer sector in both emerging and developed markets at Prudential Equity Group LLC (2004-2006), BNP Paribas (1997-2000) and D.A. Campbell Company, Inc. (1994-1997). Ms. Gedvila began her financial career in 1990 at Banque Paribas as the Head of Treasury. She received an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, LA in 1994 and her B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago in 1989. In addition Ms. Gedvila holds the following FINRA License(s): series 7 & 63. Cheryl Gedvila is a CFA® charterholder.

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Ms. Gedvila joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. in July 2017, as a Senior Portfolio Adviser. Ms. Gedvila joins Vontobel from RBC Capital Markets (2012-2017) where she was a Vice President of Global Corporate Access responsible for communicating sophisticated institutional investment strategies and advising high-profile publicly traded companies as they looked to build relationships with potential shareholders. Ms. Gedvila was a founding member and Partner of Hanley & Associates, LLC (2007-2012), where her responsibilities included business and product development, consultative sales, marketing strategy and client relationship management. Ms. Gedvila’s career includes nine years’ experience as a senior sell-side equity analyst covering the consumer sector in both emerging and developed markets at Prudential Equity Group LLC (2004-2006), BNP Paribas (1997-2000) and D.A. Campbell Company, Inc. (1994-1997). Ms. Gedvila began her financial career in 1990 at Banque Paribas as the Head of Treasury. She received an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, LA in 1994 and her B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago in 1989. In addition Ms. Gedvila holds the following FINRA License(s): series 7 & 63. Cheryl Gedvila is a CFA® charterholder.

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