David Michael Dirk

Executive Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management & Trading at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

David Michael Dirk

David Michael Dirk

Executive Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management & Trading at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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David M. Dirk, CFA, is Director of Portfolio Management and Trading. David joined Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., predecessor to Boyd Watterson, in 1996. David holds a CFA Charter from CFA Institute, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BA from Baldwin Wallace University. He is also a member of the CFA Society of Cleveland and CFA Institute.

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Former Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Managing Partner, National Director of Sales & Marketing at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Executive Vice President at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Executive Vice President at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Managing Partner, Director of Client Service at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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Former President at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.

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Executive Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC

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David Michael Dirk
Executive Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management & Trading at Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC
Education
Class of 2002

Case Western Reserve University provides educational services. It offers a variety of undergraduate degree courses and graduate and professional options such as arts and sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, social work, and more. The firm also offers dual-degree programs. The company was founded in 1826 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Class of 1996

BW By Tradition. When founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace was one of the first colleges in Ohio to admit students without regard to race or gender. That spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that stresses individual growth as students learn to learn, respond to new ideas, adapt to new situations and prepare for the certainty of change. Baldwin Wallace University is a private, liberal arts based Methodist-related college offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs located in Berea, Ohio. Our location, a residential community just 20 minutes from Cleveland, Ohio facilitates our ability to provide liberal arts learning and practical career preparation. In addition to our main campus, BW East in Beachwood, Ohio offers evening and Saturday classes for bachelor's and master's degrees in business, professional development& and executive education.

Career History
Executive Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management & Trading
2000 - Current

Boyd Watterson Asset Management offers a variety of fixed-income, equity and customized products to institutions, individuals and sponsor programs.^^The firm's fixed-income portfolios typically include the following types of securities: US Treasury and agency securities; domestic and international investment grade and high yield corporate securities; mortgage-backed securities; asset-backed securities; municipal securities; and preferred stock. Their fixed-income investment philosophy is based on fundamental economic analysis, technical interest rate analysis and credit research. Boyd Waterson's economic outlook leads to strategy decisions that reflect their views on interest rates, trends in volatility and relative value among market sectors.^^Boyd Watterson's equity investment philosophy is based on fundamental analysis, both at the macro-economic level and company-specific level. Their investment decisions are based on long-term projections of economic growth and earnings cycles. The firm's Global Macro investment philosophy is based on fundamental macro-economic research, focusing particularly on growth and inflation. Their views on growth and inflation help to determine their exposure to global financial markets and their allocation among the various asset classes (e.g., equities, fixed-income, real estate, commodities and currencies), which they achieve through investing in ETFs.

Professional
1996 - Prior

Duff & Phelps provides specialty investment strategies that enhance client outcomes through active portfolio management and customized solutions. Their investment strategies includes global listed infrastructure, global listed real estate, MLP & Energy, international equities, investment grade fixed income and domestic securities. In the portfolio construction process, the firm utilizes top-down macro considerations with fundamental bottom-up company research analysis. Portfolio turnover historically has been low as Duff & Phelps is patient in letting their investment ideas come to fruition across a full real estate cycle.

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