William M. CareyPresident
Mr. William Carey is responsible for making investment decisions on behalf of all Xiling Group Funds. Mr. Carey also presently serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Cortland Associates, Inc., a St. Louis-based, SEC registered investment management firm with over $700 million in assets under management.
Mr. Carey attended the University of Chicago and received his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University, where he served on the National Alumni Council. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of La MaMa Theatre (New York), and Jazz St. Louis. He currently serves on the boards of The Music Hall Center (Detroit), The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and The Freer-Sackler Museums of the Smithsonian Institution.
Thomas PodlesnyManaging Member
Mr. Thomas Podlesny began his career in 1983 as a quantitative equity and fixed income analyst for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. In 1986, he became a principal of Performance Analytics, a leading provider of investment consulting and performance evaluation services to domestic retirement plans.
Mr. Podlesny joined Cortland Associates as the director of marketing and a portfolio manager in 1992. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities at Cortland Associates, Mr. Podlesny is a former Adjunct Professor of Finance at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and active in a number of charitable organizations. Mr. Podlesny received his B.S. from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL, and his M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
Bruce G. WilcoxManaging Member
Mr. Bruce Wilcox joined the management company of Xiling in 2011. He was previously the Co-Chairman of Cumberland Associates, LLC, one of the nation’s oldest hedge funds. He joined Cumberland in 1986, became a general partner in 1990 and a member of the Management Committee in 1997. He became Chairman of the Management Committee in 1998 and Co-Chairman in 2010. Mr. Wilcox retired from Cumberland on December 31, 2010 and has a continuing consulting relationship with the firm. Prior to joining Cumberland, Mr. Wilcox was an equity analyst and portfolio manager at Central National-Gottesman (1984-1986), and a banking officer with Continental Illinois National Bank (1981-1984).
Mr. Wilcox has a B.A. with honors in Mandarin Chinese from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1977), and a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (1980).
Mr. Wilcox is a trustee and chairman of the investment committee of Teachers College of Columbia University; a trustee of the Manhattan Institute; and the chairman of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation board of trustees (formerly the chair of the investment committee). He is a former trustee and investment committee chairman of The Brearley School.