The latest additions expand an already world-class team. Mr. Haverty, who joined GAMCO in 2005, is a 37-year veteran of the investment management industry with service at the Putnam Companies, Fred Alger Management and at State Street Research where he served as a Senior Managing Director before its 2005 purchase by Black Rock. Mr. Haverty’s investment career includes a period as Director of Research at Putnam as well as responsibility for portfolios in excess of $5 billion, either individually or as part of a team of managers. Mr. Haverty has been named by Institutional Investor on five occasions as "Best of the Buy Side" for his work in generating shareholder value in analysis of the media, entertainment and retailing industries.During the last decade, Mr. Haverty has narrowed his scope to the consumer discretionary sector with primary emphasis on the Media and Entertainment industries. In that time period he has participated as a speaker in the many programs of the CFA Institute including national seminars and local analyst society meetings in several states and Canada. Some of those meetings featured presentations forecasting the end of the internet bubble and Mr. Haverty was honored by being the only Wall Street professional who appeared in CNBC's TV analysis of the decline and fall of AOL-Time Warner. Mr. Haverty is a regular commentator on both CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been featured in print in virtually every major national news or business publication on matters related to investing in Media and Entertainment for almost twenty years. GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), through its subsidiaries, manages assets of private advisory accounts (GAMCO), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC), and partnerships and offshore funds (Investment Partnerships) and is known for its Private Market Value with a Catalyst™ style of investment. As of December 31, 2009, GAMCO Investors, Inc. had $26.3 billion in assets under management.
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