Christopher F. Zepf
Chris Zepf is the Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager of Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC. Prior to founding Kingdom Ridge, Mr. Zepf managed a stand-alone long/short technology portfolio at SAC Capital Advisors, LLC in Stamford, Connecticut from 2002-2007. Before joining SAC Capital, Chris was with Fidelity Management & Research in Boston from 1997-2002.
Mr. Zepf started at Fidelity as a summer intern and was mentored by famed bottom-up fundamental analyst and portfolio manager Peter Lynch. After that summer Chris was hired to work as a full-time analyst while simultaneously completing his second year MBA studies. Shortly after graduation, Chris moved to Boston and was named the portfolio manager of two Fidelity sector funds (the Select Air Transportation Fund and the Select Transportation Fund). After handily beating the benchmarks for these two funds, Fidelity created the Advisor Developing Communications Fund so Chris could return to technology stocks. Mr. Zepf soundly beat his portfolio benchmarks with this fund as well and was promoted to lead Fidelity’s 18 member Technology Research Team. Chris was also named portfolio manager of Fidelity’s $5+ billion Technology Sector Fund.
Before Fidelity, Mr. Zepf was an equity analyst at investment bank Wasserstein Perella & Co. where he covered technology stocks.
Chris, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Economics. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Zepf is a member of the Applied Investment Management (AIM) Advisory Board at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) and Hekima Place, a Kenyan orphanage for girls.