Robert D. Leininger joined GAMCO Investors as a portfolio manager for the $1.7 billion Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust.
The position is new.
He joins Mario J. Gabelli and Barbara G. Marcin, who’ve served as portfolio managers for the closed-end fund since its 2003 launch, said GAMCO spokesman Douglas Jamieson.
Mr. Leininger was a partner, portfolio manager and chief compliance officer at Copeland Capital Management. Barbara Grosso assumed Mr. Leininger’s chief compliance officer role earlier this month, said Edward C. Rorer, chairman of Copeland. She had been COO and chief compliance officer for Gould Investment Partners through March, when Richard H. Gould closed the firm to launch a hedge fund.
Copeland is looking for a replacement to assume Mr. Leininger’s portfolio manager and analyst duties, Mr. Rorer said.