Wall Street 50 – 2012

John Manley/Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, has over 30 years of investment experience.

John grew up in Scranton, P.A. and earned a B.A. in history from Stanford University. He  went on to Boston College Law School, from which he graduated in 1979. John spent the first part of his career with Smith Barney and its successor firms, where he took on roles including chief quantitative strategist,  and was voted “Most Popular Analyst” in the Smith Barney Financial Advisor poll for several years running.

John, who has served on the Board of Directors at Iona Prep, is a third generation Irish-American. His father, John, and mother, Marjorie (née Hetherson), both had roots in County Mayo. He says his Irish heritage “made me a better American. My ancestors came here for a better life; all of us have worked to achieve it.” He and his wife, Victoria, have two sons.