Ms. Patel has been with Wells Capital Management or one of its predecessors since 2007. She is currently a managing director and senior portfolio manager with Wells Capital Management's Fundamental Equity group. Ms. Patel has more than 30 years experience managing various fixed income and equity funds. Previously, she served as a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Pioneer Investments, as well as a vice president with Third Avenue Funds and Northstar Investment Management While working at Pioneer Investments, she was nominated twice for Morningstar's "Fixed Income Manager of the Year." She was featured among the nation's top 20 mutual fund managers in Market Masters by Kirk Kazanjian, published by John Wiley Sons (February 2005), in World Beaters published by Citywire Group (UK: December 2004), and in The Mutual Fund Masters: A Revealing Look Into the Minds and Strategies of Wall Street's Best and Brightest by Bill Griffeth, published by Irwin Professional Publishing (December 1994). For her extensive knowledge and expertise in the investment world, Ms. Patel has been quoted regularly in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Money, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. She is also a frequent guest on CNBC-TV, Bloomberg Business News, and FOX Business television as well as Bloomberg Radio. Ms. Patel has been working in the investment management field since 1972. She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Ms. Patel received a B.S. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
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