Investment Team

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Paul R. Stewart, CFA®

CEO, President, Portfolio Manager

Paul Stewart joined the firm in 1995 and is Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of Gateway's Board of Managers. He also serves as a co-portfolio manager for several funds including the Gateway Fund. As Chief Executive Officer and member of the board, Mr. Stewart oversees the management of Gateway and is involved in high-level decisions regarding policy and strategy. He has served Gateway in various roles, most recently as the firm's Chief Investment Officer where he has led the implementation of Gateway's strategy since 2008 and helped guide the firm through tremendous growth.

Prior to joining Gateway, he was an audit manager at Price Waterhouse.

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Country Day School.

Mr. Stewart earned his B.B.A. from Ohio University and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Michael T. Buckius, CFA®

CIO, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Michael Buckius joined Gateway in 1999 and holds the positions of Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President and a member of Gateway's Board of Managers. He is also co-portfolio manager for several mutual funds advised or sub-advised by Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC, including the Gateway Fund.

As Gateway's Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Buckius is responsible for overseeing the firm's investment management and trading functions, as well as product development and servicing individual client relationships.

Prior to joining Gateway, Mr. Buckius was an equity derivative sales professional at Bear Stearns & Co. and Bankers Trust Company in New York where he specialized in the design and implementation of hedging and monetization strategies for high-net-worth individuals and corporations. Prior to his employment in New York, Mr. Buckius held a variety of option-related research and trading positions at Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. in Baltimore.

Mr. Buckius received his B.A. and M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Kenneth H. Toft, CFA®

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Toft joined Gateway in 1992 and is a Senior Vice President. He is also co-portfolio manager for several mutual funds advised or sub-advised by Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC, including the Gateway Fund.

His responsibilities include managing portfolios using hedging strategies for growth-oriented, high-volatility indexes, trading and servicing individual client relationships.

Prior to joining Gateway, he served as a registered representative for Fidelity Investments.

Mr. Toft earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Daniel M. Ashcraft, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Dan Ashcraft joined the firm in 2009 and is a co-portfolio manager for the Gateway Fund and the Gateway Equity Call Premium Fund, mutual funds advised by Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC. In this role, he is heavily involved in trading and analysis as well as in the implementation of the firm’s equity multifactor model.

Mr. Ashcraft earned his B.S. from Miami University, Ohio and he is a CFA charterholder.

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Michael A. Dirr

Trader

Mr. Dirr joined the firm in 1999 and is a trader. He received his B.A. from Thomas More College and was previously a trader at Star Bank and Fund Evaluation Group in Cincinnati.


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