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American Century Investors

More than a half century ago, an innovator named Jim Stowers, Jr. founded a small asset management firm in his one-bedroom Kansas City apartment. His vision was to create a company dedicated to integrity, performance and service all focused on one objective: helping investors reach their financial goals.

Relying on $100,000 in seed money from 24 investors, and initially offering just two mutual funds, the company has grown to become one of the country's top money managers serving financial intermediaries, institutional clients, and individual investors.

Jeff John, CFA

Vice President
Senior Portfolio Manager
Nationwide American Century Small Cap Income Fund

Jeff John, CFA, is a vice president and senior portfolio manager for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is based in the company’s Kansas City, Missouri office.

Jeff co-manages and provides fundamental equity research and analysis for the U.S. Small Cap Value and U.S. Small Cap Value Income strategies. He has been a member of this team since joining American Century Investments in 2008. Previously, he was an equity research analyst with Kornitzer Capital Management – Buffalo Funds Group in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Prior to that, Jeff was a sell-side analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta. He also held analyst positions at Equitable Securities Corporation and Lee, Robinson & Steine, Inc. He has worked in the investment industry since 1991.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He is a CFA® charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and a member of the CFA Society Kansas City.

Ryan Cope, CFA

Portfolio Manager
Nationwide American Century Small Cap Income Fund

Ryan Cope, CFA, is a portfolio manager for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He is based in the company's Kansas City, Missouri office.

Ryan co-manages and provides fundamental research and analysis for the U.S. Small Cap Value and U.S. Small Cap Value Income strategies. He has been a member of this team since 2012. Previously, Ryan was a portfolio research analyst. In this role, he provided analytical support for the investment teams and client portfolio managers within the Global Value Equity discipline. Ryan joined the company in 2009.

Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Truman State University and a master's desgree in business administration from Kansas State University. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.