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Stephen Canter

A.B.

Chief Compliance Officer
Zephyr Management L.P. (New York, NY)

Background

Mr. Stephen Edward Canter is the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Advisor at Zephyr Management, L.P. Mr. Canter serves as a Senior Advisor to Zephyr Peacock private equity funds (India). Mr. Canter is based at the New York office of the firm and is responsible for the overall general management of the firm’s finance, legal, marketing, and client service functions. He has over 35 years of experience as a senior executive in investment management. Mr. Canter served as the President at Dreyfus Investment Portfolios - Core Value Portfolio. He served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President at Dreyfus Investment Portfolios. Prior to that, Mr. Canter served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Dreyfus Investment Advisors. He was also the Chief Executive Officer and President at 97 investment companies. Mr. Canter served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Dreyfus Investment Portfolios - MidCap Stock Portfolio. Previously, Mr. Canter was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at The Dreyfus Corporation and served as the Chief Investment Officer at The Dreyfus Corporation, from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to May 2001, he was the Chief Operating Officer and President at The Dreyfus Corporation. Mr. Canter was the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Board of Managers at Founders Asset Management LLC. He was the Chief Executive Officer at Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Americas, Mitchell Hutchins Institutional Investments, and Chase Investors Management Corp. Mr. Canter is a Director of Franklin Portfolio Associates, LLC, Newton Management Limited, Miles Software Solutions, TBCAM Holdings, LLC, and Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Vice Chairman of The Dreyfus Corporation. Mr. Canter was the Vice Chairman of Mellon Financial Corporation.

Education

Mr. Canter holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Canter is a member of the CFA Institute, New York Society of Security Analysts, Economic Club of New York and is a Trustee of Tuskegee University. Mr. Canter served on the Board of Governors at Investment Company Institute and was a member of the Financial Services Roundtable.