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Providing a Unique Perspective

W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC (WEDCO) is an SEC registered investment advisor registered in all 50 states.  WEDCO was founded in 1986 to provide professional investment management services to individuals, corporations, and institutions, including trusts, employee benefit plans and retirement plans.

The firm was founded by our visionary Bill Donoghue who has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. Bill has brought a unique perspective to the financial advisory industry. As a consumer advocate, Bill has been teaching investors for decades through his 7 books in print including a New York Times Best Seller as well as through his newsletters throughout the years.

Today, WEDCO’s investment committee along with its team of professionals is passionately committed to assisting our advisors in helping them meet their client’s investment objectives. The firm’s solutions have evolved over the years but have been driven by a firm belief that the “buy and hold” approach is not sufficient to help our advisors meet their clients’ objectives of preserving and growing their wealth along with meeting sustainable income needs.

Currently, W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC has over $1.9 billion in assets under management or under advisement in mutual fund or separately managed accounts serving the needs of our advisors and their clients.

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Senior Management

Jeffrey Thompson

Jeff is President and CEO of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC. He is a principal and corporate officer as well as a member of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC's Investment Policy Committee. As part of Jeff's responsibilities on the investment committee he leads in the design and maintenance of the technical asset allocation models applied to the high yield asset class and equity rotation strategies. In addition, he has been instrumental in collaborating with Standard and Poor’s and S-Network in the design of the custom indices being offered by WEDCO for which the SMA investment portfolios are predicated upon. He is also a co-portfolio manager to the Power Income Fund and Power Dividend Index Fund, of which W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC is the Advisor. Jeff had worked as an Account Executive for national and super regional firms Lehman Brothers, Gruntal & Co., and Cowen & Co. from 1992-1996. There he worked with individual investors, as well as institutional investors, recommending and trading individual securities. Further, BTS Asset Management employed Jeff from 1996-1998 as a Regional Vice President providing investment advisory services to institutional clients.

William Dowler

William is Principal, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC with over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a corporate officer as well as a member of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC's Investment Policy Committee. As part of William's responsibilities on the investment committee he is involved in the design and maintenance of the technical asset allocation models applied to the high yield asset class and equity rotation strategies. He is also a co-portfolio manager to the Power Income Fund and Power Dividend Index Fund, of which W. E. Donoghue & Co., LLC is the Advisor. Previously, William had worked as an Investment Professional with independent and national firms, such as Argentus Securities, LLC, Advisory Group Equity Services, Jefferson Pilot Securities, and Franklin Securities. There he worked with individual investors, as well as institutional investors, recommending and trading individual securities, developing portfolios of mutual funds using Modern Portfolio Theory, Risk assessment and reduction strategies, Qualified Plan design and implementation and Financial Planning. William has held Series 6, 65 and 7 licenses, as well as Life, Accident and Health Insurance Brokerage Licenses. Before working as an independent investment advisor, William was Vice President of W. E. Donoghue & Co., LLC. He was a corporate officer and a member of W. E. Donoghue & Co., LLC's Investment Policy Committee. In addition to managing client assets for the firm, he was responsible for investment research including designing the proprietary technical indicators utilized with the sector rotation models, trading, performance reporting and client relationships. Further, William was an assistant manager of mutual fund operations with State Street Bank and Trust, Co.

Curt Meyer

Curt is the Managing Director of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC, where he oversees all platform sales, the wholesaling team and marketing initiatives for W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC.

Prior to this role, Curt spent six years at Rydex Investments building their institutional insurance channel. In addition, he started his career with American Skandia, launching their VA initiative in North & South Carolina.

Curt has a BS degree from Northeastern University and is a Series 65, 7, 63 license holder. He lives in Jamestown, RI where he and his family enjoy surfing, fishing & skiing.

Richard E. Molari

Rick is the Chief Operating Officer of W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC.  He is a principal, corporate officer as well as a member of W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC's Investment Policy Committee .  As part of Rick's responsibilities on the investment committee he is involved in the design and maintenance of the technical asset allocation models applied to the high yield asset class and equity rotation strategies. He is also a co-portfolio manager to the Power Income Fund and Power Dividend Index Fund, of which W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC is the Advisor.

Rick is an accomplished investment management operations and global trading specialist with over fifteen years of industry experience. He has extensive knowledge of international equity, fixed income and currency markets as well as back and middle office operations, portfolio accounting and compliance regulations. Rick joined W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC in 2014 to manage the trading and operations team.

Prior to his current role, Rick spent nine years at a multi-billion dollar Boston based global hedge fund, trading international equities and managing trade operations. He started his professional career in fund accounting and back office administration with State Street Global Advisors and later BISYS Hedge Fund Services Inc.  Rick holds a dual Bachelor's of Science degree from Northeastern University in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is currently an active member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Boston Securities Traders Association.

 

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