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Ignatius L. Smetek  CFA CPA

Ignatius Smetek

President/Chief Investment Officer

Ignatius L. Smetek is primarily responsible for the management of the Arcataur Large Capitalization Portfolio, Arcataur Investment Grade Fixed Income portfolio and the overall Arcataur Managed Balance Portfolios. From 1986 to 2002, Mr. Smetek was with the institutional investment management arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was a Portfolio Manager from 1993 to 2002, focusing on large capitalization, blue chip stocks utilizing a “growth at a reasonable price” style. Mr. Smetek also had overall asset allocation responsibilities for a $1.8 billion pension fund portfolio, a $120 million charitable foundation portfolio and a $120 million mutual fund/variable annuity fund. Barron's newspaper rated Mr. Smetek the top multi-asset manager in July 2001 and July 2002 for the three years ended June 30, 2001 and June 30, 2002, when compared to over 150 mutual funds with similar asset allocation styles. According to Lipper, the five year performance return for comparable funds ranked Mr. Smetek's fund in the top 10% of all funds as of June 30, 2002. Mr. Smetek received a BBA-Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1983 and an MS-Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee.

  • 2003 to present, Arcataur Capital Management

  • 1986 to 2002, Mason Street Advisors (aka Northwestern Investment Management)

  • 1983 to 1985, First Wisconsin Corp. -now U.S. Bancorp

  • UW-Madison MS-Finance 1986

  • UW-Milwaukee BBA-Accounting 1983

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • CFA Institute and Milwaukee CFA Society Member


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