GAMCO Investors has appointed Robert D Leininger and Justin L Bergner to the investment team of the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund, effective 1 March 2017.
Leininger and Bergner join Barbara G Marcin, who has been the portfolio manager of the fund since its launch on 26 August 1999.
Prior to joining Gabelli, Marcin was head of value investments at Citibank, where she worked from 1993 to 1999. In this capacity, she headed up the team responsible for managing USD1.2 billion in mutual funds and separate accounts, and was a member of the US Investment Policy Committee. She previously worked at Fiduciary Trust Company International and at EF Hutton & Company.
Leininger joined Gabelli in 1993 as a security analyst covering the beverage industry. He rejoined Gabelli in 2010. Since 27 September 2010, Leininger has been a portfolio manager of the Gabelli Dividend and Income Trust and since 1 June 2015 a portfolio manager of the Gabelli Equity Trust.
Bergner is currently a vice president at Gabelli & Company and a portfolio manager for Gabelli Funds, the adviser. Bergner rejoined Gabelli & Company in 2013 as a research analyst covering diversified industrials, home improvement, and transport companies. He began his investment career at Gabelli & Company in 2005 as a metals and mining analyst, and subsequently spent five years at Axiom International Investors as a senior analyst focused on industrial and healthcare stocks.