Todd Crescenzo, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Crescenzo, CIO and Head of our Investment Committee at Investment Placement Group. Mr. Crescenzo has been involved in capital and commodity markets since 1999. Prior to joining IPG, he was a Portfolio Manager and director of research at LM Captal. At LM he oversaw assets exceeding $5 billion. Prior to LM Capital, he worked on the Structuring and Trading Desk at RBS Sempra Commodities.
Previously, he was a research analyst and assistant portfolio manager with Advisors Asset Management where he supported the firm’s Chief Investment Officer in implementing and trading the firm’s distressed, high yield, and total return strategies.
He received an undergraduate degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree with distinction in International Business with an emphasis in finance from the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Crescenzo also served as a Co-Instructor of Applied Financial Management at the University of California, San Diego.
Rafael Benrey oversees IPG’s fund strategy. He is responsible for the due diligence of fund investments and the management of the firm’s fund model portfolios. Rafael has over four years of experience in the finance industry. Before IPG, he worked at Cambridge Associates, the market leader in financial consulting to Endowments and non-profit institutions in the US, as an Associate Investment Director. Previously, he was a summer analyst at RBC Capital Markets and Societe Generale Private Banking. He holds a bachelors degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College, and holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66.
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