QA's portfolio management team is led by Chief Investment Officer Jim Ferrin.

James Ferrin, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Jim is the Chief Investment Officer of QA and a partner in the firm. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Jim was Vice President and Director of Portfolio Management at Curian Capital, LLC, and before that was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Wells Fargo Institutional Asset Advisors. His background includes the design, development and management of quantitative and tactical investment strategies primarily implemented through exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Jim earned a BA in business finance from Bethel University in St. Paul. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

David Slegh, CFA, CAIA
Portfolio Manager

David joined QA in 2015 and serves as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining QA, David worked for Vector Wealth Management as a member of their Portfolio Management Group. He was responsible for managing client portfolios, creating investment recommendations and assisting with investment policy design. As a member of Vector’s Investment Committee, he provided ongoing research for asset allocation and portfolio construction. He also served on Vector’s Compliance Review Board. David graduated from the University of Minnesota in Duluth and received a BBA in finance and management. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.

TJ Sigstad
Manager of Trading and Portfolio Operations

TJ is Manager of Trading and Portfolio Operations with QA and supports all aspects of the managed account business, including performance reporting. Prior to joining QA in 2011, TJ was a Securities Lending Trader at RBC Capital Markets. He holds a BS in finance and economics from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.