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investment-team

Investment Team

Fred H. Speece, Jr., CFA

Fred has 47 years of experience in the investment management business, and is founder of Speece Thorson Capital Group, Inc. Fred is the past chair of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of the Research Foundation, ICFA, and the Financial Analysts Seminar. The CFA Institute awarded him the Alfred C. Morley Distinguished Service Award and the C. Steward Sheppard Leadership Award. The CFA Institute Research Foundation inducted him into the leadership Circle. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. From 1980 – 1992, Fred was at First Asset Management in Minneapolis and began his career at Illinois National Bank, working there from 1970 – 1980. He holds a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Western Michigan University and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Minnesota. He frequently speaks on investing at CFA Institute conferences and local analyst societies around the country.

 

Paul E. Pender, CFA

Paul has 38 years of experience in the investment and financial management business, working at Speece Thorson Capital Group, Inc. since 2002. From 1990 – 2002, he was at Xcel Energy (formerly Northern States Power) as the company’s Treasurer with the responsibility for managing pension fund investments. From 1988 – 1990, he was at Morison Asset Management. Paul began his career at Northern States Power, working there from 1979 – 1988. He is on the Advisory Board for the Aristotle Fund at the University of St. Thomas and has been an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College. Paul holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Ben D. Johnson, CFA

Ben has 22 years of experience in the securities industry, working at Speece Thorson Capital Group, Inc, since 2003. From 1997 – 1999, he was at John G. Kinnard. He began his career at Dain Rauscher working there from 1995 – 1997. Ben holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and is a CFA Charterholder and on the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Minnesota.



Matt J. Weight, CFA

Matt has 16 years of financial analyst experience, working at Speece Thorson Capital Group, Inc. since 2014. From 2011-2014, he was at Feltl and Company. From 2008-2010 he was at Scout Investment Advisors. Matt was at American Century Investments from 2006-2008, Deloitte & Touche from 2001-2004 and began his career at Arthur Andersen working there from 1998-2001. Matt holds a BA from University of St. Thomas and an MBA – Applied Security Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a CFA Charterholder, a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota and a CPA (inactive).
   

Peter J. Swanson, CFA

Pete has 17 years of experience in the securities industry, working at Speece Thorson Capital Group, Inc. since 2017.  Pete served as an Officer on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1995-2000, then began his investment career at Piper Jaffray and worked there from 2000-2005.  He was at Kidron Capital from 2005-2009, Arbor Capital Management from 2009-2015, and US Bank from 2015-2017. Pete serves as a volunteer Trustee on the $180M Converge Pension Fund.  He is also a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves working as an Admissions Liaison Officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Pete holds a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from the University of West Florida and is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Minnesota.