Delaware Investments announced today that Laura A. Ostrander has been named as an additional co-manager of Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (DEX) effective immediately.
Ms. Ostrander is a vice president and senior portfolio manager. She joined Delaware Investments in August 2010 as a senior portfolio manager specializing in emerging markets debt. Before joining the firm, she worked at Columbia Management, serving as lead portfolio manager on the firm’s multi-sector product since 2002, and as co-portfolio manager of the product since 1999. As lead portfolio manager, Ostrander was responsible for the overall asset allocation across U.S. government, emerging market, developed market foreign government, and high yield corporate bonds, and was directly responsible for the investment of assets in the U.S. and foreign sectors of the product. She was head of the Columbia Management international team from 1996 until her departure. Earlier on, Ostrander held portfolio management roles at American Express Financial, American Express Bank, and Offitbank. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and more than 10 years of experience managing global fixed income portfolios. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from St. John Fisher College.
Ms. Ostrander will serve as co-manager with Babak Zenouzi, Damon J. Andres, D. Tysen Nutt Jr., Edward A. Gray, Todd A. Bassion, Lui-Er Chen, Kevin P. Loome, Thomas H. Chow, Roger A. Early, and Wayne A. Anglace.
DELAWARE ENHANCED GLOBAL DIVIDEND AND INCOME FUNDDelaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund is a diversified, closed-end fund that trades under the symbol “DEX” on the New York Stock Exchange. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek to provide current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. About Delaware Investments Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, is a U.S.-based diversified asset management firm with more than $150 billion in assets under management (as of Dec. 31, 2010). Through a team of talented investment professionals, the firm manages assets across all major asset classes for a wide range of institutional and individual investors. Delaware Investments is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services with approximately US $307 billion in assets under management as of Oct. 29, 2010.