Articles by Main Management
ETF Portfolio Strategies
Kim D. Arthur - Founding Partner and CEO
Kim D. Arthur is a founding partner of Main Management, LLC. He currently serves as Mains CEO and Portfolio manager. In 2009 Kim was recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a "Rising Star" of Foundations and Endowments. Kim is a regular speaker at national conferences and was a featured speaker at the Inside ETFs conference in Boca Raton in January 2010. Kim has been profiled in articles by Index Universe and referenced in Barron's, Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Fortune Magazine among others. Kim began his financial career in 1987 when he joined Montgomery Securities in their Institutional Sales division, marketing U.S. equities to Japanese institutions. He was promoted to managing director of institutional sales in 1997 during the period when Montgomery was purchased by Nations Bank. By 1999 he had advanced to the transitional head of International Sales for Banc of America Securities, following Bank of Americas takeover of Nations Bank. From 2000-2001 Kim was named the head of the Institutional Sales and Trading Department overseeing 60 sales traders in 6 cities. From January 2002 through August 2002 he was appointed the head of Equity Product Marketing. He served on the Investment Policy Committee and the Executive Management Committee at Bank of America Securities from 2000-2002.
James W. Concidine - Investment Committee
James W. Concidine is a founding partner of Main Management, LLC. He currently serves as a Managing Director and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jim began his career in the financial services industry in 1970 as a stock broker for Dain Kalman Quail in Rochester and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He worked with retail clients from 1970-1978. When the CBOE opened in April 1973, Jim began to specialize in conservative covered call writing strategies. From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Concidine worked in the Institutional Sales group and was responsible for U.S. equity sales to institutional accounts in the UK. He joined Montgomery Securities in 1983 as Head of the International Institutional Sales Team. From 1983 to 1992 he expanded the department to a team of 10 brokers covering global accounts outside the US. He retired from Montgomery Securities in 1992. Since 1995, he has served as CIO for a sizable San Francisco family office where his duties include manager selection and asset allocation.
J. Richard Fredericks - Investment Committee
Ambassador J. Richard Fredericks is a founding partner of Main Management, LLC. He currently serves as a Managing Director and is a member of the Investment Committee. He began his career with Dean Witter in 1970 as a securities analyst. In 1977, he joined Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities) as a partner and later Senior Managing Director in Investment Research, covering the banking and financial service area. For 17 consecutive years, Mr. Fredericks was chosen by Institutional Investor Magazine as an â€śAll-Americanâ€ť Research Analyst, covering the commercial banking industry. In 1995, Mr. Fredericks formally changed roles to oversee the firmâ€™s investment banking effort for the financial industry. Mr. Fredericks served as United States Ambassador to both Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Fredericks currently is on the Board of Directors of the Janus Capital Group; Loyola University, Maryland Board of Directors; Advisor to Clinkle.com; Member of the board and grower for Turley Wine Cellars; the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board and the Advisory Board of Financial Technology Ventures. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Chiron Corporation (acquired), the International Advisory Board of Komatsu; the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and Georgetownâ€™s Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business; and the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School.