Kenneth G. Gau, MBA '00
Assistant Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Investment Analyst
Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Ivy Investment Management Company
Kenneth Gau is an Assistant Vice President for Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Ivy Investment Management Company. He joined Waddell & Reed in June 2000 as an investment analyst, was appointed an assistant vice president in February 2006, and joined the small cap growth equity team as an assistant portfolio manager in March 2006. His research responsibilities are concentrated in small capitalization growth stocks, beverages, cosmetics, food-related household products, restaurants, and retail food and drug companies.
Mr. Gau earned his BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration in 1994 and an MBA from Johnson in 2000. While at Johnson, he participated in Chase Manhattan Bank's summer associate program. Previously, he spent three and a half years at Bankers Trust. Mr. Gau is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.