John Micklitsch, CFA CAIA
Chief Investment Officer
John Micklitsch, CFA, CAIA started with Ancora in 2006 and is Ancora’s Chief Investment Officer. In addition to his Chief Investment Officer responsibilities, John manages global, multi-asset class separate accounts for the firm’s high net worth and institutional clients. John began his money management career in 1996 at the firm of Robert E. Torray & Company Inc. where he was an analyst and head trader on the firm’s $5 billion large cap value strategy. In 2003, he joined Fifth Third Asset Management, where he researched and managed small and micro cap investments for the firm’s mutual funds and individual accounts.
Prior to joining Ancora, John was lead portfolio manager for the small cap value strategy at Allegiant Asset Management, the institutional money management division of National City Corporation. During his tenure, he was responsible for assets in excess of $1 billion, including the strategy’s publicly traded mutual fund and separate accounts. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He also serves on the board of Biltmore Trust and Biltmore Insurance Co., sits on the Investment Committee of the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and is a member of Bluecoats Inc.