Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mark Ziehr, Frontier Partners, Visits AIM Program

On Wednesday, September 22, Mark Ziehr, CFA, a partner at Frontier Partners, visited the AIM program. Frontier Partners develops customized marketing and business development programs for institutional investment managers. They have a team of seasoned professionals whose backgrounds encompass marketing, client service, portfolio management and pension consulting. They bring their experience to bear for each of their respective fund managers. 

Mr. Ziehr has an impressive investments background. Prior to joining Frontier Partners, he worked for Mercer Investment Consulting and The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. Mr. Ziehr was a Principal and Research Consultant at Mercer Investment Consulting where he had responsibility for primary research on numerous investment managers across various investment strategies. He also served as a portfolio manager with Northern Investment Counselors Group of Northern Trust Global Investment Services where he was responsible for a number of high net worth investment management relationships. Mark is also the Chief Financial Officer of Timpani Capital Management, a Milwaukee-based small cap growth asset management firm. Note: last Friday the AIM students presented six stock ideas at Timpani Capital Management (see previous blog entry). 

Mark talked about how Frontier Partners operates and how their clients benefit from their relationships with a global network of consultants, plan sponsors, educational institutions, state and local governments and other organizations with significant assets to invest. Frontier Partners represents six investment management firms, including Timpani. 

Dr. Krause, AIM program director said, "It was a pleasure to host Mark. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and is an accomplished speaker. He provided excellent career advice to the students and made himself available after class to avail himself to the student. Everyone enjoyed talking about investments and the financial markets with him. Mark's always welcome in the AIM room when he visits Milwaukee."