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James Sweetman

James Sweetman

Senior Global Alternative Investment Strategist

Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Wells Fargo & Company

James W. Sweetman is a senior global alternative investment strategist for Global Alternative Investments (GAI), a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute. GAI manages proprietary and non‐proprietary alternative investment products and services — including option strategies, hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, private equity, and private real estate offerings — that can complement traditional investment portfolios.

In his role, Mr. Sweetman formulates and leads strategy and asset allocation guidance for GAI representing alternative investments. His responsibilities include the development and management of recommended strategy/manager blends, idea generation, manager sourcing, platform management, and collaborating and partnering within the Wells Fargo Investment Institute in support of Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in January 2006, he worked with Bank of New York’s BNY Alternative Investment Services group and Prudential Financial in a variety of investment research, relationship management, and strategy roles. He has more than 28 years of experience in financial services, beginning his professional career in July 1992.

Mr. Sweetman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, The City University of New York. He is an active member of the Managed Funds Association and holds Series 24, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 3 registrations. He is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Options involve risk and are not appropriate for all investors. Before opening an option position, a person must receive a copy of “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.” This document is available from your financial advisor or the Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Please read it carefully before investing.

Option Strategies are provided by the Options Strategy Group (OSG). OSG is a group within Global Alternative Investments. Global Alternative Investments (GAI) is a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. (WFII). WFII is a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

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