Kenneth G. Gau, MBA '00
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Ivy Investment Management Company
Kenneth Gau is a Vice President of Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Ivy Investment Management Company.
Mr. Gau graduated from The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration in 1994 with a BS in Finance. He earned an MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2000.
While in business school, Mr. Gau participated in Chase Manhattan Bank’s summer associate program. Prior to returning for a graduate degree, he worked at Bankers Trust for approximately three and a half years.
Mr. Gau joined Waddell & Reed in 2000 as an investment analyst. In 2006 he was appointed assistant vice president and joined the Small Cap Growth team as assistant portfolio manager. Mr. Gau was appointed vice president in 2009. He was named assistant portfolio manager of small cap growth institutional accounts in 2011.
Mr. Gau was named portfolio manager of Ivy Small Cap Value Fund and Ivy Funds VIP Small Cap Value in 2014.