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Kim D. Arthur
Founding Partner and CEO

Kim Arthur

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 Concidine

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

J. Richard Fredricks

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 “All-American” Research Analyst, covering the commercial banking industry. In 1995, Mr. Fredericks formally changed roles to oversee the firm’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 Georgetown’s Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business; and the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School.

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A US Corporate Tax Cut May Spur Worldwide Growth

A US Corporate Tax Cut May Spur Worldwide Growth

European nations appear concerned about the competitive advantage America may regain By J. Richard Fredericks, Main Management If one believes, as we do, that a tax cut will unleash capital spending…

Do Emerging Markets Have Another Booster Rocket? 

Do Emerging Markets Have Another Booster Rocket? 

Solid Fundamentals Support the Strong Performance and May Help Sustain Future Gains By J. Richard Fredericks, Main Management Through the end of the third quarter, the Emerging Market category was the…

Are Auto Loans the New Subprime Systemic Risk?

Are Auto Loans the New Subprime Systemic Risk?

As clouds gather over the formerly surging auto sector, consider steering away. By J. Richard Fredericks, Main Management AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS COULD BE A HEADWIND TO ECONOMIC GROWTH Americans love their automobiles.…

Tax Reform? ETFs Potentially in Play

Tax Reform? ETFs Potentially in Play

The stock market is up after Trump’s election as “animal spirits” were initially aroused with the promises of a repeal and replacement of Obamacare, a tax reduction, a large infrastructure program, and a lighter regulatory burden.

Inflation Rising? ETFs to Consider

Inflation Rising? ETFs to Consider

The key role various inflation measures may play in future Fed rate hikes By Hafeez Esmail, Main Management Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate (Fed Funds)…

Optimism Providing the Latest Economic Jolt

Optimism Providing the Latest Economic Jolt

Positive sentiment, in addition to JOLTS data, buoying the equity markets By Hafeez Esmail, Main Management Chief Compliance Officer Our September article featured charts that highlighted the Job Openings and…

Swing and a Miss: The Fed is Behind the Curve

Swing and a Miss: The Fed is Behind the Curve

When will economic indicators finally be considered strong enough for the Fed to act? By Hafeez Esmail, Main Management Chief Compliance Officer While sovereign bond yields appear to be edging…

The JOLTS Investors May Not be Familiar With

The JOLTS Investors May Not be Familiar With

What the JOLTS and other related data may indicate about the direction of the economy By Hafeez Esmail, Main Management Chief Compliance Officer When most people hear the word “jolt”…

Measuring the Pulse of the U.S. Economy

Measuring the Pulse of the U.S. Economy

Assessing sector performance, jobs demographics, manufacturing and consumption trends By Hafeez Esmail As investors reflect on 2016 to date it may be best described as one lacking consensus on the strength…

The Shadow of Manufacturing on Corporate Earnings

The Shadow of Manufacturing on Corporate Earnings

Note: This article appears on the ETFtrends.com Strategist Channel The important distinctions between what dominates GDP growth versus S&P earnings By Hafeez Esmail The BLS jobs reports from the first quarter…

Are Interest Rate Hikes ‘Back on the Table’?

Are Interest Rate Hikes ‘Back on the Table’?

The Payroll Report from March 4 showed sizable growth of 242,000 in total non-farm employment.  The headline number was considerably above the street estimate of 190,000 and well above the January…

A Two Speed Economy

A Two Speed Economy

The conundrum facing the Fed when raising rates The rationale for raising interest rates has been somewhat of a moving target for the Fed over the past 3 years.  At…

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