Today, Delaware Investments Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”), a New York Stock Exchange–listed closed-end fund trading under the symbol “DDF,” announced that Paul A. Matlack, Craig C. Dembek and John P. McCarthy have been named as additional co-managers of the Fund effective immediately.
Paul A. Matlack, CFA, is a strategist for the firm’s fixed income team. In this role, he interacts with portfolio managers, analysts, and traders, and communicates with the institutional consulting world and retail audience. Matlack rejoined the firm in May 2010. During his previous time at Delaware Investments, from September 1989 to October 2000, he was senior credit analyst, senior portfolio manager, and left the firm as co-head of the high yield group. Most recently, he worked at Chartwell Investment Partners from September 2003 to April 2010 as senior portfolio manager in fixed income, where he managed core, core plus, and high yield strategies. Prior to that, Matlack held senior roles at Turner Investment Partners, PNC Bank, and Mellon Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with a concentration in finance from George Washington University.
Craig C. Dembek, CFA, is a senior research analyst on the firm’s taxable fixed income team with primary responsibility for banks, brokers, insurance companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as oversight for other sectors. He rejoined the firm in March 2007. During his previous time at Delaware Investments, from April 1999 to January 2001, he was a senior investment grade credit analyst. Most recently, he spent four years at Chartwell Investment Partners as a senior fixed income analyst and Turner Investment Partners as a senior fixed income analyst and portfolio manager. Dembek also spent two years at Stein, Roe & Farnham as a senior fixed income analyst. Earlier in his career, he worked for two years as a lead bank analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dembek earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Vermont.
John P. McCarthy, CFA, is a senior research analyst on the firm’s taxable fixed income team, responsible for industrials, autos, auto parts, metals, and mining. He rejoined Delaware Investments in March 2007 after he worked in the firm’s fixed income area from 1990 to 2000 as a senior high yield analyst and high yield trader, and from 2001 to 2002 as a municipal bond trader. Most recently, he was a senior high yield analyst/trader at Chartwell Investment Partners. McCarthy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College, and he is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
The rest of the portfolio management team, consisting of Babak “Bob” Zenouzi, Damon J. Andres, Wayne A. Anglace, Kristen E. Bartholdson, Thomas H. Chow, Roger A. Early, Nikhil G. Lalvani, Anthony A. Lombardi, D. Tysen Nutt and Robert A. Vogel Jr., will continue to manage the Fund. Kevin P. Loome will no longer serve as a co-manager of the Fund effective at the close of business on December 4, 2012, but will be available as needed to assist in the transition of his responsibilities through the end of the year.
About the Fund
The Fund is a diversified closed-end fund. The primary investment objective is to seek high current income; capital appreciation is a secondary objective. The Fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 65% of its total assets in income-generating equity securities, including dividend-paying common stocks, convertible securities, preferred stocks, and other equity-related securities. Up to 35% of the Fund’s total assets may be invested in nonconvertible debt securities consisting primarily of high yield, high risk corporate bonds. In addition, the Fund utilizes leveraging techniques in an attempt to obtain a higher return for the Fund. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
About Delaware Investments
Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, is a global asset management firm that offers a wide variety of equity and fixed income solutions for individual and institutional investors. Through teams of disciplined and talented investment professionals, the firm is committed to delivering long-term, consistent performance. In an ever-changing global marketplace, Delaware Investments, with more than US $175 billion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, 2012, has helped its clients move steadily forward for more than 80 years. Delaware Investments is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services with approximately US $353 billion in assets under management as of Sep. 30, 2012.
Delaware Investments is the marketing name for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Advisory services provided by Delaware Management Business Trust, a registered investment advisor. Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information about Delaware Investments, visit delawareinvestments.com or call 800 523-1918.
Investments in the Fund are not and will not be deposits with or liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 and its holding companies, including their subsidiaries or related companies (the "Macquarie Group"), and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested. No Macquarie Group company guarantees or will guarantee the performance of the Fund, the repayment of capital from the Fund, or any particular rate of return.
© 2012 Delaware Management Holdings, Inc.