Daniel Kranson, CFA
Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst
Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
Daniel Kranson serves as lead portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Greater European Opportunities Fund, which is subadvised by Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. He previously served as the Fund’s deputy portfolio manager from January 2015 until March 2016, and as co-portfolio manager from 2013 through 2014. In addition, he serves as deputy portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Foreign Opportunities Fund since June 2016.
Mr. Kranson joined Vontobel in 2007 as a senior research analyst covering stocks globally. Consistent with Vontobel’s investment team structure, in addition to his portfolio management duties, Mr. Kranson conducts research analysis on stocks which may be included in Vontobel’s other strategies. Although he is responsible for analyzing various sectors, he is largely focused on consumer staples, a core sector for all of the firm’s strategies.
Mr. Kranson began his investment career in 1999 on the sell side, at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he analyzed companies based in the U.S. and Europe in the technology space and later in the health care industry. In 2006, he switched to the buy side, working at Scout Capital Management, where he evaluated both health care and consumer companies in both developed and emerging markets.
Mr. Kranson earned a B.S. in operations research from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charterholder and began his career in the financial industry in 1999.