Mr. Gambla, CFA, FRM, PRM, is a Senior Portfolio Manager and co-head of the Alternatives Investment Team at First Trust. Mr. Gambla John has more than 20 years of investment experience, most recently as co-Chief Investment Officer at the Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments. While
at Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, Mr. Gambla co-directed investment activities including research, product development, trading, portfolio management, and performance attribution. Mr. Gambla also led the research systems and infrastructure development for Nuveen HydePark Group LLC and is recognized as the creator of the Benjamin
Graham Intelligent Value Indices. Previously, Mr. Gambla was a Senior Trader and Quantitative Specialist at Nuveen Asset Management. While there, he was responsible for trading all derivatives for the 120+ municipal mutual funds with Nuveen Asset Management and managed a number of quantitative-based equity strategies. Mr. Gambla has served in a variety of roles throughout his career including: portfolio management, research, business development and strategy development.
Mr. Gambla began his career in Finance as an analyst at Abbott laboratories. Mr. Gambla graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Developmental Biology (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance (Departmental distinction) from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a CFA Charter holder and holds FRM and PRM designations.