Frederick J. Ruopp

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Frederick J. Ruopp

About Frederick J. Ruopp

Mr. Ruopp founded Chelsea Management Company in 1971 to provide investment counsel to individual and institutional clients. He has continuously served as the Chief Investment Officer of the firm, actively managing portfolios for over forty years. He has presided over the company’s growth from inception to its current size, managing assets of over one billion dollars.

Ruopp also chairs the firm’s Research and Investment Committee, monitoring the adherence to Chelsea’s core investment principle of selecting and following high quality fixed income and equity securities to achieve an appropriate balance of risk and return in accordance with the objectives of its clients.

Prior to founding Chelsea, Ruopp handled important retirement portfolios at the First National Bank of Chicago and spent a number of years at Lehman Brothers investment banking firm where he managed investments. He was also a senior investment officer of Transamerica’s diverse insurance and investment counsel operations.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Ruopp earned his MBA from Northwestern University Graduate School of Business (Kellogg). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Investment Counselor and a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, the Los Angeles Financial Analysts Society and the Investment Counsel Association of America. He also holds a Senior Security Analyst designation from the New York Society of Security Analysts.

He has served as a member of a number of corporate and philanthropic boards over the years. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Thomas Aquinas College, serving as Board’s Chair from 1986-92. He is a Board member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale

Chelsea Management Company

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