Rydex Basic Materials Inv
Rydex Series Funds9601 Blackwell Road,Suite 500Rockville, MD 20850
Michael P. Byrum,Lead Manager since March 31, 1998
Mr. Byrum is a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Guggenheim Investments and joined Guggenheim Investments in 1993. He has ultimate responsibility for the management of the Funds. In addition to generally overseeing all aspects of the management of several other funds in the Guggenheim Investments fund complex, Mr. Byrum reviews the activities of the portfolio managers of the Funds. During his time at Guggenheim Investments, he has played a key role in the development of the firm’s investment strategies and product offerings. As Portfolio Manager, Mr. Byrum was instrumental in the launch of several funds in the Guggenheim Investments fund complex, including the NASDAQ-100®, Precious Metals, Government Long Bond 1.2x Strategy, Inverse Government Long Bond Strategy, Inverse S&P 500 Strategy and Inverse NASDAQ-100® Strategy Funds, and helped to create the Sector Funds. He was named Vice President of Portfolio for Guggenheim Investments in 1998, and Executive Vice President in 2000. Prior to joining Guggenheim Investments, Mr. Byrum worked for Money Management Associates, the investment adviser for Rushmore Funds, Inc. He holds a degree in finance from Miami University of Ohio and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Washington Society of Investment Analysts.
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