"We take a dynamic approach to investment management and continuously try to improve our clients investment performance."
-Michael Calkin, Managing Partner


OUR LEADERSHIP



Coe M. Magruder
FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Magruder has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry as an executive officer of leading investment firms. At PaineWebber he served as a regional director for direct investments, district manager and chairman of the PaineWebber Manager Advisory Council. Additionally, he represented the 10,000-employee Wealth Management Group on PaineWebber's firm-wide Diversity Council. Upon the merger of PaineWebber and UBS AG, Mr. Magruder became an executive director responsible for the successor firm's Washington, D.C., District.

In 2006, Mr. Magruder accepted a position as a managing director of Pitcairn, one of the oldest continuously operating family offices in the United States, where he focused on the complex investment requirements of high-net-worth families. In 2010, he joined Morgan Stanley to construct and manage a boutique Washington, D.C., office addressing the investment needs of high net worth clients. Mr. Magruder has served as chairman of the Security Industry Association's Mid-Atlantic Region Board of Directors and as an industry representative on the Supervisors Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, which also nominated and elected him to the Securities Industry Regulatory Council on Continuing Education.

Mr. Magruder's educational experience includes completion of studies at the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, the UBS Wealth Management Executive Education Program and qualification as Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) from the Investment Management Consultants Association. He holds a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Development from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Michael S. Calkin
MANAGING PARTNER

Michael S. Calkin brings to WGS a decade of experience managing investments for institutions and high net worth individuals. His expertise ranges across portfolio management, investment research, trading and risk management. Prior to joining WGS, Mr. Calkin was a Director and Portfolio Manager at Absolute Investment Management, where he played a key role in crafting the firm's investment strategy by leading research initiatives across multiple asset classes while co-managing the firm's trading desk and serving on the firm's investment committee.

Prior to joining Absolute Investment Management, Mr. Calkin was a Vice President at ASB Capital Management. While at ASB, he was Associate Portfolio Manager for the firm's flagship equity product, ASB Large Cap Core. During Mr. Calkin's tenure, the ASB Large Cap strategy outperformed its S&P 500 benchmark and was rated "5-Stars" by Morningstar, and the ASB portfolio management team was named a "Top Gun Manager" by PSN.

Prior to joining ASB Capital Management, Mr. Calkin was an Assistant Vice President at Chevy Chase Trust Investment Advisors. During his time at Chevy Chase Trust, he was a Senior Equity Research Analyst and Co-Portfolio Manager on the firm's equity income strategy, Dividends Plus. This strategy, sub-advised for CapitalOne Financial, outperformed each of the Dow Jones Dividend Index, the Morningstar Dividend Index, and the S&P 500 while under Mr. Calkin's management.

Mr. Calkin received his undergraduate degree from Miami University (Ohio), where he was awarded a NCAA Division I golf scholarship. He received his Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in finance and investments, from George Washington University. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Beyonic Inc., a leading provider of mobile payments and mobile money across emerging markets. Mr. Calkin has also been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and School of Foreign Service.

Offices in Washington D.C. and Palm Beach, FL


Washington Growth Strategies

 

Washington, DC
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 400 East
Washington, DC 20037

(202)-507-5725

Palm Beach, FL
313 1/2 Worth Avenue
Suite B2
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

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