Hartford, CT, Aug. 7, 2018 – Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS), today announced that Jieren (Jenny) Huang, CPA, has joined the global real estate securities team as a global research analyst. Huang will provide in-depth fundamental analysis and estimate intrinsic fair values, for real estate securities in the U.S. and Asia Pacific region.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jenny as the newest member of our team,” said Geoffrey Dybas, CFA, executive managing director and senior portfolio manager at Duff & Phelps. “Adding a talented analyst such as Jenny, who brings a deep background in healthcare, multifamily, office and retail U.S. REITs, will play a crucial role in supporting our clients and continuing to support the growth of our global real estate securities team.”
“We view real estate as a core building block for client portfolios and hiring Jenny onto the global real estate securities team reaffirms our commitment to be a leading fundamental research boutique focused on providing specialty investment strategies,” said John Creswell, executive managing director. “We have earned a reputation as a leader in global-listed infrastructure, real estate, and North American energy infrastructure, and adding Jenny to our strong global real estate team will help fortify our ability to provide vital research and analysis.”
Huang joins Duff & Phelps after 4 years at Mizuho Securities USA LLC, where she served as an equity research associate and equity research intern focused on the U.S. REITs and homebuilder sectors. Prior to Mizuho, Huang was an audit assistant manager at KMPG LLP where she conducted financial statement audits for major telecom and utility companies.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and an MBA in investment finance from Northeastern University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. She also holds Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses.
About Duff & Phelps Investment Management
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., a subsidiary of Virtus Investment Partners, began in 1932 as a fundamental research firm and has been managing assets since 1979. The firm seeks to provide specialty investment strategies that enhance client outcomes through active portfolio management and customized solutions, with a process whose values include quality, reliability and specialization. Investment strategies include global listed infrastructure, US and global real estate, MLPs and energy, and international equities. As of June 30, 2018, Duff & Phelps had $9.8 billion under management in institutional and retail separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, and variable insurance funds. For more information visit www.dpimc.com.
About Virtus Investment Partners
Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process, and individual brand. Virtus Investment Partners offers access to a variety of investment styles across multiple disciplines to meet a wide array of investor needs. In addition to Duff & Phelps Investment Management, its affiliates include Ceredex Value Advisors, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, Newfleet Asset Management, Rampart Investment Management, Seix Investment Advisors, Silvant Capital Management, Sustainable Growth Advisers, and Virtus ETF Advisers. Additional information is available at virtus.com.