Prior to joining HCM, Bart served as CIO at ICC Capital Management. Bart works in the research and development of the Highland’s quantitative strategies. His application of the multifactor modeling process to portfolio management was a logical extension of his graduate studies in the early 1990’s while at the George Washington University.
Bart’s MS in National Security Policy Studies focused on the three subfields of Applied Quantitative Techniques, National Intelligence Analysis and Russian Military Doctrine. It was here that he learned the mathematical techniques used to model vast amounts of data to determine future trends-a skill directly applicable to the capital markets. His first task at the firm was the development of the firm’s quantitative country allocation model that has been used since 1994 to run the International Equity portfolios. He turned his attention to the US markets in 1995 with the development of domestic equity modeling processes that are used for both the Large Cap Value and Large Cap Growth portfolios.
Bart is an instructor at the FPPTA organization for pension trustees and has been a speaker on the markets for Institutional Investor and other organizations. He became a member of the International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF) in 2010.