American Century Investments has promoted Chris Krantz and Jeff Bourke to portfolio manager positions. In their new roles, both will serve on a team managing the firm’s U.S. large cap quality growth and premier growth strategies. The appointments were effective August 1, 2013. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, American Century Investments is a privately-held investment management firm.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 2, 2013 — American Century Investments has promoted two senior investment analysts to portfolio manager positions on the team managing the firm’s U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth (Select) and U.S. Large Cap Premier Growth (Ultra and VP Ultra) strategies. Both promotions were effective August 1, 2013.
Chris Krantz, CFA, senior investment analyst, is promoted to portfolio manager on U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth. Along with his portfolio manager duties, he maintains his analytical responsibilities covering the consumer discretionary, consumer staples and utilities sectors on both the U.S. Large Cap Quality and U.S. Large Cap Premier Growth strategies. Krantz joined American Century Investments in 2006. He previously worked as a manager at Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Jeff Bourke, CFA, senior investment analyst, is promoted to portfolio manager on U.S. Large Cap Premier Growth. Along with his portfolio manager duties, he maintains his analytical responsibilities covering the industrials and materials sectors on both the U.S. Large Cap Quality and U.S. Large Cap Premier Growth strategies. Bourke joined American Century Investments in 2007 from Robert W. Baird & Co., where he was as an industrials analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
American Century Investments is a leading privately held investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company’s 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo. James E. Stowers Jr. is founder of the company and Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer. Through its ownership structure, more than 40 percent of American Century Investments’ profits support research to help find cures for genetically-based diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia. For more information, visit www.americancentury.com.