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OUR INVESTMENT TEAM

Neil Peplinski, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Neil Peplinski is Cedar Capital’s Chief Investment Officer and the architect behind the firm’s Market Advantage Portfolio framework (MAPs). With over 20 years of professional experience, Neil is responsible for research, investment analysis and the development/oversight of new investment strategies and models. Prior to co-founding Cedar Capital, he served as portfolio manager and quantitative analyst for Allstate Investments. Neil earned an MBA with High Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a MSEE from the University of Michigan and a BSEE from The Michigan Technological University where he graduated summa cum laude.

Yash Patel, CFA
Chief Operating Officer

Yash Patel is Cedar Capital’s Chief Operating Officer and brings over 15 years of professional experience to the firm. Yash’s responsibilities include the management and leadership of operations, technology, trading, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Cedar Capital, he was a quantitative equity analyst for Allstate Investments, developing and implementing model-driven trading strategies. Previous to that, he worked and consulted for hedge funds including Bridgewater Associates and Citadel Investment Group. Prior to his career in financial services, Yash spent several years in the software industry with a focus on systems architecture and application development. Yash earned an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS CSE from The Ohio State University.

David Armstrong
Portfolio Manager

With over 30 years of professional experience, David is primarily responsible for working with advisory firms and investors to understand asset allocation as they assess certain investment strategies. Prior to joining Cedar Capital, David’s previous companies included Honeywell, RR Donnelley and Oracle where he held positions as Director of Research conducting analysis on the nature and structure of competition in the credit card market for financial firms. David earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Knox College.