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Investment Products

Diversified Large Growth Equity


Focused Growth Equity
Small Cap Growth Equity
Genesis Small Growth Equity
High-Quality Core Fixed Income
Intermediate Fixed Income
Short-term Fixed Income
Florida Municipal Reserve Pools I, II, III, IV
Balanced

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Management Team

 

Brian MonroeBrian K. Monroe

Co-Founding Principal, Director of Marketing & Client Service
29 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. Monroe is a Principal of Sawgrass and directs the firm’s marketing, client service and new business efforts. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including management and strategic planning. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent four years at Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., directly responsible for all national market sales, new business development, and developing and serving client and consultant relationships in the Florida and national marketplace. He also spent five years working at SEI Capital Resources in their New York City office, serving as Primary Consultant to institutional plan sponsors in the corporate endowment, foundation, Taft-Hartley and hospital industries.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. and M.B.A. in Finance from Providence College and a Series 65 License. He is the co-founder of the Jacksonville-based charity, Serving Up A Cure, which facilitates research for two local cancer organizations. He has also been a committee member for the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) for the past 20 years.




Dean McQuiddyDean McQuiddy, CFA, Co-Founding Principal

CCO, Director of Equity
34 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. McQuiddy is a Principal of Sawgrass, directs the firm’s equity management and research efforts and is the lead portfolio manager for the Small Cap Growth Equity product. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including equity research, management and strategic planning. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent 15 years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., solely responsible for creating the firm’s small growth product in January of 1987.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is also a member.




Martin LaPradeMarty LaPrade, CFA, Partner

Equity Portfolio Manager
38 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. LaPrade is a Partner at Sawgrass and the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s Diversified and Focused Large Growth Equity products. He is responsible for merging quantitative equity models with specific security selection. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including equity research, management and strategic planning. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent nearly 20 years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., as an equity portfolio manager and an integral part of the institutional investment team and research committee.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Accounting from Furman University, earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member. He is also a member of the Jacksonville Financial Analysts Society.




David FurfineDavid Furfine, CFA

Partner, Director of Fixed Income
33 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. Furfine is a Partner at Sawgrass, directs the firm's fixed income management and research efforts, and is the lead portfolio manager for all of the firm’s fixed income products. He is responsible for interest rate analysis and portfolio construction. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including strategic planning and chair of the firm’s fixed income investment committee. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent four years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., where he oversaw all investments in mortgage-backed securities and a variety of fixed income portfolios and eight years at Prudential Home Mortgage Company managing all trading and hedging activities and a mortgage portfolio of over $10 billion.

His educational accomplishments include graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member.  He is also a member and has served as a former President of the Jacksonville Financial Analysts Society.




Andrew CantorAndy Cantor, CFA, Co-Founding Principal

Compliance/Investment Advisor
42 Years of Investment Experience

Mr. Cantor is a Principal of Sawgrass and is currently a compliance and investment advisor to the firm.  He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including management and strategic planning.  His experience includes over 30 years of experience managing funds for pension, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, corporate reserves and individuals.  Prior to Sawgrass, he spent 15 years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., responsible for creating the institutional group’s fixed income investment discipline and  head of all taxable fixed income assets, and two years with Gulf United Corporation, responsible for economic and interest rate analysis and the management of approximately $1.1 billion in fixed income investments.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University,  a M.A. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member. He is also a member and has served as a former President of the Jacksonville Financial Analysts Society.

 

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