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Our Story

FundX Investment Group was one of the first advisors to use noload mutual funds to manage client accounts in 1969. We developed an evidence-based investment process, which we use to manage equity, sustainable, tactical and fixed income portfolios for individuals, institutions and mutual funds. As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA),we are fiduciaries who act in your best interest. 

FundX at a Glance

FundX Founded

1969

Portfolio Managers

5

Investment Approaches

4

AUM

$900M

Our Team

Janet Brown
President/CEO

Janet joined FundX in 1978 and has been researching mutual funds and developing effective investment strategies ever since. A frequent guest on national media, Janet’s expertise is widely recognized. She is a board member of several non-profits and foundations and a longtime advocate for sustainable responsible investing (SRI).

Jeffrey Smith
Managing Partner

Jeff Smith joined FundX in 2001 to guide marketing and publications. He is responsible for firm operations, including finance, marketing and technology and is the creator of our proprietary trading software.  Prior to FundX, Jeff served as a program manager at several large, not-for-profit firms after graduating from Willamette University.

Marty DeVault
Portfolio Manager/Principal

With FundX since 1992, Marty has managed hundreds of client accounts and leads much of the ongoing research into the Upgrading investment strategy.  With a background in medical research, Marty brings deep analytical skills to the firm.

Avani Rau
Portfolio Manager

Avani started working at FundX in 2003 and rejoined the firm in 2014 after a nine-year stint with Alliance Bernstein in New York. Avani is a member of the investment committee and has a key role in shaping our approach to sustainable responsible investing (SRI) portfolios.

Sean McKeon
Portfolio Manager/CCO

Sean joined FundX in 1990 and has directed hundreds of client accounts, many spanning multiple generations. A member of the firm’s investment committee and director of Client Account Operations, Sean assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer in 2015.

Jason Browne
Chief Investment Strategist

Jason is a key member of our investment team and is instrumental in the implementation of FundX’s Upgrading strategy. A frequent guest on CNBC and other media outlets, he is considered an expert in ETFs, mutual funds, and technical analysis. 

Atisa Payvarpour
Investment Advisor

Atisa joined FundX in September 2017 with over 15 years of investment industry experience. Atisa has always been committed to developing a deep understanding of her clients’ financial life and goals to develop the appropriate portfolio strategy for each individual.

Bernie Burke
Principal/Investment Advisor

Bernie has been managing client accounts at FundX since 1991. He has over 50 years of investment industry experience and extensive knowledge of the mutual fund industry.

Dan Cozano
Investment Advisor

Dan joined FundX in 2005 as a client services specialist with over 20 years in the industry. As a relationship manager, Dan works closely with our portfolio managers to provide a seamless, professional investment experience for our clients. His past positions include portfolio administrator, trader and operations consultant.

Josephine Lacuesta
Client Service Supervisor

Josephine started at FundX in 2008 as a client service specialist. As the chief liaison between our clients and our custodians, Josephine works directly with our portfolio managers to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction. A 30-year veteran of the securities industry, she has worked at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

Mark Dea
Head Trader

Mark started at FundX in 2006 as an associate trader for client accounts. He now handles the day-to-day trades for the FundX family of mutual funds and oversees the trades for client accounts. Mark is a graduate of University of California at Davis.

Tong-Ba Nguyen
Trader

Tong-Ba began at FundX in 2005 and returned again in 2017, after having worked at Pacific Gas & Electric and Lateef Investment Management. Tong-Ba is a member of our trading team and offers back-office support to our managers. He is a graduate of University of California at Davis.

P. Schroeder
Writer/Editor

P. writes articles, commentary, blog posts and emails designed to help seasoned and novice investors understand and implement FundX's investment approach. She oversees the monthly newsletter, blog and social media, and she contributes to client and shareholder reports. 

Natalie Schlegel
Marketing and Operations Coordinator

Natalie has been with FundX since 2008. She works on coordinating and implementing marketing, social media, and communication strategies.

Jay Matsuda
Data Manager

Jay started at FundX in 2005.  He manages the fund database and conducts research on the Upgrading strategy. Prior to FundX, Jay promoted international trade, investment, and relations between Osaka and the State of California. Jay is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an MBA from San Jose State University.

Chen Truong
Operations Associate

Chen joined FundX in 2000 as circulation assistant. His current role encompasses operations, newsletter subscriptions and portfolio data support.

William McDonnell
Compliance Manager

Bill joined FundX in 2016 and brings over thirty years of experience in the compliance field with deep background in the securities industry. Bill is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law.

Dannielle Kimpel
Executive Assistant

Dannielle started at FundX in 2017. She is an executive assistant and responsible for office management.