Ken Fincher is senior vice president and Portfolio Manager at FTA. Mr. Fincher joined First Trust Advisors in November 2008 after spending the previous 3 years at Calamos Investments and 17 years at Nuveen Investments. His responsibilities at First Trust have included development of new product structures in the closed-end fund space as well as management of newly launched separately managed accounts that invest primarily in the closed-end funds. At Calamos Mr. Fincher served as Product Manager and Client Advocate for the Calamos closed-end and open-end mutual funds. In this role, he works closely with strategic alliance partners, as well as Intermediary Distribution, Portfolio Attribution, CRM and Marketing teams, to ensure that Calamos funds are well supported and positioned. While at Nuveen he spearheaded the development of the Dividend Advantage structure that enabled Nuveen to raise significant new closed-end fund assets as well as development of the first publicly disseminated closed-end fund index, and the website ETFConnect.com. Mr. Fincher has been named Outstanding Individual Contributor to the Closed-End Fund Sector in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 by financial analysts and his peers in the closed-end fund community. Mr. Fincher received a B.A. in financial administration from Michigan State University and an M.B.A from Loyola University Graduate School of Business. He has been quoted in several business publications such as Investor's Business Daily, Barron's, Bloomberg News Service and Bond Buyer and has authored articles for Seeking Alpha. Fincher also serves on the Closed-End Fund committee of the Investment Company Institute (ICI).