High Yield Fund (HWHIX)

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Investment Team

Mr. Hudoff, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Mak and Mr. Meegan coordinate the day-to-day management of the High Yield Fund portfolio. They also represent the High Yield Fund to current and prospective shareholders.

Mark Hudoff
Portfolio Manager
7 Years with H&W
30 Years of Experience
Equity Owner
In his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Hudoff plays an integral part in the investment research review and decision-making process. He coordinates the day-to-day management of all High Yield bond and Capital Income portfolios and represents these strategies to current and prospective clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hudoff was an Executive Vice President, portfolio manager and Head of Global High Yield investments at PIMCO. He started at PIMCO as a credit analyst for the high yield team and moved to Europe in 2000 to build and manage their European credit business, including the management of PIMCO's European High Yield strategies. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2004, Mr. Hudoff founded and developed PIMCO's Global High Yield practice, while also managing U.S. High Yield portfolios. Mr. Hudoff was formerly associated with BCA where he worked as a fixed income strategist. Mr. Hudoff received his BS in Economics from Arizona State University and MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Ray Kennedy, CFA
Portfolio Manager
8 Years with H&W
31 Years of Experience
Equity Owner
In his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Kennedy plays an integral part in the investment research review and decision-making process. He coordinates the day-to-day management of all High Yield bond portfolios and represents the strategy to current and prospective clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kennedy was a Managing Director, portfolio manager and senior member of PIMCO's investment strategy group. At PIMCO, he headed the global high yield business along with managing and overseeing High Yield funds, bank loan trading and collateralized debt obligations. Mr. Kennedy was formerly associated with the Prudential Insurance Company of America as a private placement asset manager where he was responsible for investing and managing a portfolio of investment grade and high yield privately placed fixed income securities. Prior to that, he was a consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Los Angeles and London. Mr. Kennedy, a CFA charterholder, received his BS from Stanford University and MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Richard Mak, CFA
Portfolio Manager
3 Years with H&W
16 Years of Experience
Equity Owner
In his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Mak plays an integral role in the investment research review and decision making process. He coordinates the day-to-day management of all High Yield bond portfolios and represents the strategy to current and prospective clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mak worked at PIMCO in multiple roles ranging from credit analyst to high yield portfolio manager, primarily focused on internal high yield funds. Prior to his position at PIMCO, Mr. Mak was an equity analyst at Epoch Partners covering telecom equipment and related technology issuers. Mr. Mak, a CFA charterholder, received his BA in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles, and MBA with emphasis in Finance and Strategy from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Patrick Meegan
Portfolio Manager
18 Years with H&W
26 Years of Experience
Equity Owner
In his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Meegan plays an integral role in the investment research review and decision-making process. He coordinates the day-to-day management of all High Yield bond and Capital Income portfolios and represents the firm’s investment strategies to current and prospective clients. He also provides expertise and insight into the financials and healthcare sectors. Mr. Meegan began his career at H&W as an investment analyst and became portfolio manager in 2001. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Meegan was an audit manager at Arthur Andersen and specialized in financial statement audits and advising clients on SEC reporting issues. Mr. Meegan, a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), received his BA in Business Administration with honors from California State University, Fullerton and his MBA with honors from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.