Hennessy Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX)

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David Ellison

SVP, Portfolio Manager

Dave Ellison brings 30 years of investment management experience to Hennessy Funds and he has been recognized by Morningstar as the most tenured mutual fund portfolio manager in the Financial Services sector.

Prior to joining Hennessy Funds, Dave served as President & CIO of the FBR Funds, where he launched and oversaw the line-up of ten FBR Funds. David began his career at Fidelity, where he managed the Select Home Finance Fund, and he developed his investing discipline and strategy under the tutelage of famed value-investor, Peter Lynch.

Dave received a BA in Economics from St. Lawrence University and his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.




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Ryan Kelley, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Ryan brings nearly 20 years of financial analysis, trading and portfolio management experience to Hennessy Funds. Ryan serves as the Portfolio Manager of the Hennessy Small Cap Financial, Hennessy Large Cap Financial, Hennessy Gas Utility, Hennessy Cornerstone Growth, Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30, Hennessy Cornerstone Large Growth, Hennessy Cornerstone Value and Hennessy Technology Funds. He began as an associate in corporate finance at FBR & Co., a leading investment bank headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and later joined their institutional equity research team. In 2005 Ryan became a member of the FBR Funds portfolio management team and transitioned to Hennessy Funds portfolio management when the firm acquired FBR in 2012.

Ryan received a BA from Oberlin College, is a CFA charterholder, and is a member of both The Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Society North Carolina.