Portfolio Manager

Saunders J. Jensen
2049 Wetzel Lane
Buckley, MI 49620
(231) 269-4476


Experienced Portfolio Manager who achieves consistent results and deals well with volatility. Adept at balancing performance, customer satisfaction and bringing in new business. Sought-after writer, convention speaker and regularly quoted analyst in the media. Enthusiastic and aggressive University of Michigan Economics graduate with CFA, looking to make change within field.

Currently Senior Vice President, performing several major positions within organization: Money Market Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager, Economic Analyst and Marketer. Launched $1 billion fund.

Professional Experience

1984 – Present

Promoted to Senior Vice President in recognition of ongoing performance and dedication. Perform 5 major positions with little/no backup support and minimal supervision for this investment counsel firm

Money Market Portfolio Manager     
1986 – Present

• Manage all aspects of retail and institutional Money Market Portfolios with assets of nearly $1 billion.
• Developed and launched institutional 2a-7 fund which grew to $1 billion in 3 years.
• Created proprietary systems and models resulting in consistent 2nd quartile gross performance, despite wild volatility of assets in extremely tough market.
• Analyze markets to determine best areas in which to invest.
• Evaluate buy/sell ideas and execute trades to maximize fund.
• Ensure portfolios continuously comply with SEC and IRS regulations and internal guidelines.
• Complete credit research for all corporate credits used in portfolios.

Fixed Income Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager     
1987 – Present

• Successfully evaluate and determine creditworthiness of companies in the financial sector.
• Rigorously find and analyze published data about companies.
• Seek out and interact with information providers.
• Attend several annual conferences with key company and industry presentations.
• Make buy/sell recommendations for fixed income portfolios.

Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst and Portfolio Manager     
1987 – 1998

• Determine value within the mortgage-backed and asset-backed markets.
• Make buy/sell recommendations for fixed income portfolios and execute trades.

Community Organizations


2001 – Present
Vice President, Board of Directors and Chairman, Capital Campaign Committee
Recruited to join and lead effort to create area non-profit museum due to experience in fund raising and organizational development. Museum targeted to open Fall 2003 in a historic mill building that also serves as the headquarters for the Ann Arbor National Historical Park. Capital Campaign goal: $2 million.


1987 – Present
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer
One of 8 co-founders of an organization that provides financial and logistical support for the University of Michigan Rugby Club. As Chairman, revamped board to improve productivity and results. Raised over $250,000 as endowment to ensure future of organization.

University of Michigan RUGBY CLUB, Ann Arbor, MI

1987 – Present

Assistant Coach

1983 – 1993

Served as part-time assistant coach on teams that won one National Championship, appeared in 2 “Final 4’s,” and reached the “Final 16” once.

Education, Certifications & Memberships

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

A.B. in Economics


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 1989

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