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C. Lee Quaintance


Analyst & Portfolio Manager

Lee Quaintance

C. Lee Quaintance joined Kopernik Global Investors in September 2013 and is an Analyst covering the financials sector and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Kopernik Global Unconstrained strategy. Previously, he served as co-managing member of QB Asset Management Company LLC (QBAMCO) and functioned as chief investment officer. Prior to co-founding QBAMCO in 2006, Lee held senior trading and management positions across various market disciplines in New York and London. Throughout his tenures at Credit Suisse First Boston (1985-1997), Goldman Sachs (1998-2000), Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and, via merger, Credit Suisse again (2000-2006), Lee served as head of U.S. government bond trading, head of U.S. high yield credit derivatives trading and, head of European high yield and distressed bond trading and sales. Earlier in his career, his focus was fixed-income arbitrage and options trading. Overall, Lee has 33 years of market experience spanning various geographical domains and investment vehicles (equities, government & corporate bonds, commodities & derivatives).

Lee earned his bachelor of arts magna cum laude in economics from Amherst College in 1985.