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Bryan Hinmon

Bryan Hinmon, CFA®Chief Investment Officer

  • Joined the firm in 2014
  • Industry experience: 22 years
  • Education: B.B.A., Finance from Stetson University

Bryan’s passion for stock investing began three decades ago, all the way back in the 1990s. He was drawn to the power of compounding, the game within strategy, the variety of studying businesses, and the discipline of sound decision-making. His career took off in Naples, where he worked as a Research Analyst for an asset manager that provided portfolio management and operated a covered-call hedge fund. Later he became a Portfolio Manager at Bulwark Capital Management, a hedge fund with an approach that balanced fundamental long-term equity investing, option income, and special situations. 

Before coming to Motley Fool Asset Management, Bryan worked for the firm’s parent company, The Motley Fool, LLC, for more than four years. He helped manage internal capital for Motley Fool Pro, a service whose strategy embraces long/short equities and options, served as a Senior Analyst on Motley Fool Options, and led the company’s prestigious Analyst Development Program. 

Today, as CIO of Motley Fool Asset Management, Bryan is responsible for leading the investment team, maintaining the firms's investment philosophy, overseeing all strategies, and managing more than $1.7 million in assets as of October 1, 2022. He joined the firm in 2014 as Director of Research, and has served as Portfolio Manager on all six funds: Motley Fool 100 Index (TMFC), Motley Fool Next Index (TMFX), Motley Fool Capital Efficiency 100 Index (TMFE), Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth (TMFS), Motley Fool Mid-Cap Growth (TMFM), and Motley Fool Global Opportunities (TMFG).

Tony Arsta

Tony Arsta, CFA®Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst

  • Joined the firm in 2009
  • Industry experience: 15 years
  • Education: M.B.A. with Distinction from DePaul University, B.S., Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison

With a focus on statistical analysis and investor psychology, Tony studies companies day-in and day-out in a tireless pursuit of the select few he believes can demonstrate quality growth above their competitors – and, at a reasonable price. He’s been putting these principles into practice throughout his entire career with The Motley Fool, LLC, which took off in 2008. After working as an Analyst for The Motley Fool LLC, Tony moved into his role as Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst at Motley Fool Asset Management, where he has been managing funds for the past 15 years.

Today he serves as Lead Portfolio Manager for Motley Fool Global Opportunities (TMFG), and also helps manage Motley Fool 100 Index (TMFC), Motley Fool Capital Efficiency 100 Index (TMFE), and Motley Fool Next Index (TMFX).

Charly Travers

Charly Travers Portfolio Manager

  • Joined the firm in 2023
  • Industry experience: 18 years
  • Education: B.A., Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University, M.S. Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences from St. Louis University

Charly has spent nearly two decades analyzing stocks from a wide range of industries at The Motley Fool, LLC, 1623 Capital, and Motley Fool Asset Management. His prior experience in healthcare and passion for innovation led to his specific interest in biotech and healthcare companies. Upon joining The Motley Fool, LLC in 2005, he contributed research on biotechnology companies to the Motley Fool Rule Breakers publication, and subsequently he became an Associate Advisor for Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio. Charly was also one of the founding advisors of Motley Fool Share Advisor, a newsletter product for the U.K. market, and then became a Portfolio Manager for Motley Fool Asset Management in 2014. 

Before he returned to his current role with the firm in 2023, Charly also served as a Portfolio Manager at 1623 Capital from 2020-2022, where he ran a high-conviction fundamental long/short equity strategy. Today, on behalf of Motley Fool Asset Management, he focuses on identifying companies with opportunities to reinvest their profits and earn high returns on capital – specifically as a Portfolio Manager for Motley Fool 100 Index (TMFC), Motley Fool Next Index (TMFX), Motley Fool Capital Efficiency 100 Index (TMFE), and Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth (TMFS).


T.J. PiggottInvestment Analyst

  • Joined the firm in 2023
  • Industry experience: 15 years
  • Education: B.B.A., Business Administration from Roanoke College

T.J. has spent his entire career in financial services, and in various roles at some of the largest firms on Wall Street. He began his Foolish journey in 2014 as the Director of Trading for Motley Fool Wealth Management, and later entered The Motley Fool, LLC’s Investor Development Program. After completing this program, T.J. partnered with a Lead Advisor to launch Motley Fool Cloud Disruptors, Motley Fool SaaS Superstars, and Motley Fool Cloud Contenders, where he spent most of his time covering tech and tech-enabled companies. He was also promoted to
Senior Analyst during this time with The Motley Fool, LLC. Recently, T.J. joined Motley Fool Asset Management to support our Portfolio Managers with company research.

As a longtime Fool, T.J. invests with Foolishness, which means: marrying qualitative and quantitative data, seeking companies that meet our definition of Quality, and using a long-term investment mindset.


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The team behind the ETFs

bryan hinmon

Bryan Hinmon, CFA®Chief Investment Officer

Bryan is responsible for leading the investment team, while managing the firm's total assets.

tony arsta

Tony Arsta, CFA®Portfolio Manager

Tony serves as Lead Portfolio Manager on Motley Fool Global Opportunities (TMFG) and helps manage our passive funds (TMFC, TMFX, TMFE).

Charly Travers

Charly TraversPortfolio Manager

Charly manages Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth (TMFS) and our three passive funds (TMFC, TMFX, TMFE).

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