People: Bancroft Fund Ltd (BCV)

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17 Apr 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Dinsmore

62 1996 Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Chief Executive Officer

Jane O'Keeffe

59 1995 President, Trustee

Gary Levine

57 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

James Dinsmore

32 2013 Executive Vice President

Mercedes Pierre

54 2005 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

H. Tucker Lake

67 2002 Vice President

Germaine Ortiz

45 1999 Vice President

Kinchen Bizzell

60 2008 Independent Trustee

Elizabeth Bogan

70 1990 Independent Trustee

Daniel Harding

62 2007 Independent Trustee

Nicolas Platt

61 1997 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Dinsmore

Mr. Thomas Hall Dinsmore is Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund since 1996. Mr. Dinsmore is a member of the Executive Committee of the Closed-End Fund Association, and formerly served as its president. He received a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. degree in Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Dinsmore is a CFA charterholder.

Jane O'Keeffe

Ms. Jane D. O'Keeffe is President, Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital since 1996. Ms. O’Keeffe received a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire and attended the Lubin Graduate School of Pace University.

Gary Levine

Mr. Gary I. Levine is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since April 2004); Secretary of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since November 2003); and Treasurer of Dinsmore Capital (since 1997).

James Dinsmore

Mr. James Andrew Dinsmore is Executive Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He is Executive Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since January 2013); formerly Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (2009 through 2012).Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since 2009).

Mercedes Pierre

Ms. Mercedes A. Pierre is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Vice President of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund (since April 2004); Chief Compliance Officer of the Trust and Ellsworth Fund (since July 2004); and Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Dinsmore Capital (since 2004).

H. Tucker Lake

Mr. H. Tucker Lake is Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. Mr. Lake has been Vice President of Ellsworth Fund since 2002 and Dinsmore Capital since 1997.

Germaine Ortiz

Ms. Germaine M. Ortiz is Vice President of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Vice President of the Trust, Ellsworth Fund and Dinsmore Capital (since 1999).

Kinchen Bizzell

Mr. Kinchen C. Bizzell is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd., since January 1, 2008. He has been Managing Director of CAVU Securities, a New York institutional securities broker-dealer. From 2004 until 2013, Mr. Bizzell was a senior counselor with Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller’s corporate and financial practice. Mr. Bizzell is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York State Bar. He received a B.A. degree from North Carolina State University, a J.D. degree from Duke University, and holds numerous securities licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). As an attorney, CFA charterholder and FINRA licensee, Mr. Bizzell brings extensive legal and financial expertise and oversight skills to the Board. He has significant experience providing investor relations consulting services and analyzing financial statements. His insight and financial understanding have been of great benefit to the Board.

Elizabeth Bogan

Dr. Elizabeth C. Bogan, Ph.D., is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. She has been Senior Lecturer in Economics at Princeton University since 1992. Dr. Bogan was formerly Chair of the Economics and Finance Department, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a member of the Executive Committee for the College of Business Administration. She received an A.B. degree in Economics from Wellesley College, an M.A. degree in Quantitative Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University. As a scholar and educator, Dr. Bogan brings to the Board significant economic and financial expertise and a unique approach to examining issues. She has been involved in several decades of research and scholarship and has authored several published writings on finance. Her writings on finance have been published in The Financial Analysts Journal and in other journals. Dr. Bogan was formerly Chair of the Audit Committee.

Daniel Harding

Mr. Daniel D. Harding is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd., since January 1, 2007. He is co-founder and was Chief Investment Officer of Harding Loevner Management LP, an investment advisory firm, from 1989 through 2003. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Harding is a director of Tax Receivables Corporation, a private asset management company. He is a managing general partner of Global Equity Income Fund and a general partner of Latitude Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. He was a member of Legg Mason Investment Counsel, LLC from 2010 to 2012.

Nicolas Platt

Mr. Nicolas W. Platt is an Independent Trustee of Bancroft Fund Ltd. He was formerly Managing Director of FTI Consulting Inc. (FCN-NYSE), an international consulting company, from March 2009 to May 2011. Mr. Platt is a member of the NYSE MKT LLC U.S. Committee of Securities Listing Qualifications Panel which reviews the continued listing qualifications for companies on the NYSE MKT LLC. He currently serves as the Mayor of the Township of Harding, New Jersey. Mr. Platt received a B.A. degree from Skidmore College and an M.A. degree in Economics from Columbia University. Based on Mr. Platt’s experience in public relations, crisis communications and financial consultancy, as a former executive of both the New York and American Stock Exchanges and his continued experience on the NYSE MKT LLC Panel, he is able to deliver important insights to our management and other trustees on subjects ranging from corporate governance and trustee compensation to corporate strategy and management oversight. As a result of his current and prior leadership responsibilities, management expertise and independence, Mr. Platt’s fellow trustees have elected him to serve as Chair of the Trust’s Governance Committee and Pricing Committee.
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