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John Heitkemper

John Heitkemper, CFA*
Vice President and Porfolio Manager - High Yield and Leveraged Loans

Mr. Heitkemper joined Bradford & Marzec, now part of Tortoise Credit Strategies, initially in 2004 and again in 2011. He is a member of the non-investment grade portfolio management team and assists in the implementation of investment strategies including the high yield and bank loan portfolios and opportunistic core plus portfolios.

Mr. Heitkemper has more than 15 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Bradford & Marzec, he held investment grade and high yield fixed income research positions with Macquarie Group/Four Corners, Franklin Templeton Investments and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Hotchkis & Wiley). He began his career as a research assistant with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. where he gained unique insight into analyzing and forecasting economic growth, inflation, interest rates and exchange rates.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Pomona College and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he graduated with honors and was nominated to Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a CFA® charterholder.