Mr. Leighton joined The Townsend Group in 2013 and provides investment consulting to a number of the firm’s institutional clients, including public pension plans, foundation and sovereign wealth fund clients. Mr. Leighton’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning, portfolio construction, investment planning, due diligence and recommendation of potential investment opportunities, fee modeling, performance analytics and managing client relations.
Prior to joining the Townsend Group, Mr. Leighton worked in structured finance for the Debt Capital Markets group at Banc of America Securities. While at Banc of America Securities, Mr. Leighton provided financial support to the Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) trading desk. His career began in Financial Services with The Vanguard Group where Mr. Leighton managed and developed relationships with high net worth individuals.
Mr. Leighton received his BBA in Finance from Radford University and is currently working on his MBA at Cleveland State University.