James E. Grefenstette is returning as senior portfolio manager of the Federated Mid Cap Growth Strategies fund, confirmed spokeswoman Meghan McAndrew.
Mr. Grefenstette was managing partner of Blazer Capital Management, a personal investment advisory service he co-founded in 2006. He had been senior portfolio manager of the Federated mutual fund from 1994 to 2006.
Mr. Grefenstette will co-manage the fund with David W. Cook, who has served in that position since Mr. Grefenstette left Federated in 2006.
Both Messrs. Grefenstette and Cook report directly to Carol R. Miller, senior vice president, senior portfolio manager and head of core and growth equity management teams.
A Blazer spokesman could not be reached for comment.