David J. Abella, CFA

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Abella joined City National Rochdale in 1996 and has been an integral part of the research team since the beginning. He is responsible for the development of the dividend and income equity strategy at the firm. Mr. Abella has led the research and management of this strategy for client accounts since the spring of 2002, and is the Portfolio Manager for the City National Rochdale Dividend & Income Fund as of June 2003.

Previously, Mr. Abella was a Fundamental Equity Analyst at the firm and performed all aspects of in-depth, bottom-up equity analysis. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Abella spent four years with Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber performing strategic analysis and controller functions, as well as two years as a tax consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Abella received his AB in Economics, with High Distinction, and his MBA in Finance, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan. He has regularly appeared on Bloomberg Television, Business News Network in Canada, and CNBC, and has been widely quoted in Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, Barron’s and other media outlets. Mr. Abella holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and hiking as well as traveling and exploring new cultures. Mr. Abella is also a proud father and devotes his time to imparting wisdom on his young son.

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