Mr. Kavanagh manages the Equity Risk Management Strategy (ERMS) and is a senior member of the investment management team that is responsible for developing and researching EquityCompass’ quantitative portfolio strategies. He also writes extensively on market and portfolio strategy and publishes the widely read “Weekend at Bernie’s” newsletter. Prior to joining EquityCompass in May 2011, Mr. Kavanagh was a member of Stifel’s Institutional Equity Sales group from the time Stifel acquired Legg Mason’s Capital Markets Group in December of 2005. At Legg Mason, Mr. Kavanagh began his career in May 2000 as an associate in the Equity Marketing and Strategy Group. Prior to Legg Mason, he was an associate at T. Rowe Price beginning in 1997.
Mr. Kavanagh has an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland and a B.A. from Rutgers University. He holds the Chartered Market Technician designation.