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Dinsmore Capital Management

65 Madison Ave. Suite 550
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
United States
Contact :      Peter Finnican
Phone :       (201) 631-1177
Fax :             (201) 631-9893
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Dinsmore Capital Management Information

Type of organization : C Corporation
Total Assets Managed ($Mil) : $231
Tax-Exempt Managed ($Mil) : $0
Taxable Assets Managed ($Mil) : $218
Year Founded : 1971
Wrap Programs Offered? : No
# of Accounts Managed : 2
In-House Research : 60 %
Carries liability insurance? : Yes
Errors & Omission Insurance? : Yes
Socially Responsible? : No
Minority Owned? : Yes
Wrap Program Description  
In $ Thousands

Dinsmore Capital Management History

Dinsmore Capital Management (DCM), formerly Davis Dinsmore Management, was founded in 1971 by Ronald Dinsmore. Mr. Dinsmore was a pioneer in the closed end fund business before passing away in 1996. His son Thomas Dinsmore has run the firm since 1993 and DCM is majority owned by women. The firm manages two closed end funds which are the Bancroft Fund and the Ellsworth Fund with current AUM of $246 million. DCM is one of the longest running convertible securities money management firms in existence. The current management and its team of analysts, traders and support staff have been together for almost twenty years. DCM is GIPS compliant and verified by Ashland Partners (1998 -2Q2013).

Assets by Client Category Professional Categories
Assets   # of Clients Amount ($Mil)  
Individuals/Trusts :
Limited Partnership :
Foundations :
Unions, Taft-Hartley :
Public :
Others :
Total # of Professional : 10 Analysts : 4
Portfolio Managers : 3 Traders : 1
Client Service : 1 Operation : 2

Dinsmore Capital Management Personnel

Mr.  Thomas Dinsmore

Portfolio Manager
Tel : (973) 631-1177
Thomas H. Dinsmore, CFA - Chairman and CEO of Dinsmore Capital Management. CEO and Portfolio Manager of Bancroft Fund Ltd.; CEO, Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Tom has 25 years of Convertible Securities Management experience and has the Financials and Energy as his research responsibility. Before joining Davis-Dinsmore in 1983 Tom worked at Morgan Stanley (on their convertible arbitrage desk), Prudential Insurance Company and BASF. Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, and an M.A. in Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was elected to the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society. He also participates in the CFA Institute continuing education program. Tom is President of the Closed-End Fund Association (CEFA), the national trade association representing the closed-end fund industry. He is also a member of the Investment Company Institute Closed-End Fund Subcommittee. Memberships include the CFA Institute and the NY Society of Security Analysts.

Ms.  Jane O’Keeffe

Tel : (973) 631-1177
Jane D. O’Keeffe - President and Director of Dinsmore Capital Management and of the Funds; Jane has been in the investment business since 1980. Jane has a focus on Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare but acts as the Senior Generalist with the team of analysts. She began as an assistant to the portfolio manager of IDS Progressive Fund. From 1983 through March 1986, she had research and portfolio management responsibilities at Soros Fund Management Company. In 1986, Jane was a portfolio manager and research analyst at Simms Capital Management. In 1988, Jane joined Fiduciary Trust International as a Vice President and portfolio manager. Jane joined Davis-Dinsmore in March 1994. Jane has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and attended the Lubin Graduate School of Business at Pace University.

Ms.  Germaine Ortiz

Tel : (973) 631-1177
Germaine M. Ortiz - Vice President of Dinsmore Capital Management and of the Funds. Germaine has been an analyst with Dinsmore Capital Management for 16 years and covers the Healthcare, Media, Consumer Goods and Retail. Germaine worked as a research analyst at Univision Network Channel 41 WXTV before joining DCM in 1993.Germaine is a 1992 graduate of Seton Hall University with majors in Communications and Spanish. She completed her Certification Program in Securities Analysis at the New York Institute of Finance in the spring of 1995.

Mr.  Tucker Lake

Tel : (973) 631-1177
H. Tucker Lake, Jr. - Vice President of Dinsmore Capital Management and of the Funds. Tucker is an Analyst and Trader and has been with DCM for 15 years and covers the Materials and Trading Groups. Tucker entered the investment business in 1972 joining Kidder Peabody in the Corporate Trading Department where he was in charge of the OTCorder desk. He then became an equity trader of their bank, savings and loan, financial and insurance stocks. He left the industry in 1984 to enter the real estate business and trade securities for his own account. He joined Davis-Dinsmore in September of 1993. Tucker has a B.A. from Principia College, Elsah, Illinois. He entered the U.S. Navy flight program in 1969 and left the Navy Reserve as Lieutenant in 1976.

Mr.  James Dinsmore

Portfolio Manager
Tel : (973) 631-1177
James Dinsmore has been an analyst for Davis Dinsmore for 6+ years and covers Technology and Telecom. He earned his MBA from Rutgers University. He has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and is a CFA Charter holder.

Ms.  Mercedes Pierre

Vice President
Tel : (973) 631-1177
Responsible for compliance and 20 years of experience in accounting and financial services. Prior to joining DCM, Ms. Pierre worked at Dean Witter as a research analyst.

Mr.  Gary Levine

Vice President
Tel : (973) 631-1177

Ms.  Joann Venezia

Vice President
Tel : (973) 631-1177
Prior to joining DCM, Ms. Venezia was Vice President of Development at the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Joann has a focus on Retail and Generallist.

Mr.  Peter Finnican

Marketing Director
Tel : (973) 631-1177
Peter M. Finnican was a principal at Morgan Stanley in the Convertible Group for 8 years and most recently a Managing Director in the UBS Convertible Group for 7 years; in sales and management functions. He has a BA and MA from Manhattanville College.

Dinsmore Capital Management Product Name

Dinsmore Convertibles Securities:Privately Managed Accounts
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