Large Cap

Madison’s Large Cap strategy seeks to provide superior long-term returns while assuming lower-than-average risk. To pursue this goal, we employ a disciplined valuation process and intensive fundamental research. Our high-conviction portfolios consist of investments in well-managed, high-quality companies that we believe exhibit sustainable competitive advantages, prudent financial leverage and durable growth characteristics.

We approach investing with the mindset that stocks are fractional ownership in a business, not pieces of paper for short-term speculation. We employ bottom-up, fundamental research to analyze stocks for potential inclusion in our portfolio.

The strategy is led by Matt Hayner and Rich Eisinger.


Large Cap

Concentrated, low-turnover portfolios of 25-40 high-quality holdings in primarily large-cap companies. Each seeks to deliver long-term outperformance with less volatility than the benchmark.

Strategy Overview | Madison Investors Fund Quarterly Commentary + Fact Sheet

Matt Hayner, CFA®
Large Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Rich Eisinger
Head of Equities, Large & Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Haruki Toyama
Director of Research, Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Maya Bittar, CFA®
Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Dave Geisler
Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Andy Romanowich, CFA®
Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Connor Jones
U.S. Equity Analyst

Matt Hayner, CFA®

Large Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Matt, CFA, serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s large-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Matt has been working in the financial services industry since 2002 and joined Madison in 2002. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Rich Eisinger

Head of Equities, Large & Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Rich serves as Head of Equities, portfolio manager for Madison’s mid-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Rich has been working in the financial services industry since 1994 and joined Madison in 1998. He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville and his MBA from Cornell University.

Haruki Toyama

Director of Research, Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Haruki serves as a portfolio manager for Madison’s mid-cap strategies and is an equity analyst for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Haruki has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and joined
Madison in 2014. He earned his B.A. in music and economics from Brown University and MBA from Cornell University.

Maya Bittar, CFA®

Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Maya, CFA, specializes in customized portfolio management for Madison’s high net-worth relationships. Maya also serves on our Customized Solutions team working with Insurance Asset Management. Maya began her career at First Wisconsin Bank (U.S. Bank) in 1986. After her early years in credit analysis, Maya moved to the investment business. From 1993 to 1998, Maya co-managed the Firstar Growth & Income Fund. Subsequent to her time at Firstar, Maya worked at Wellington Management Company for sixteen years as a portfolio manager on several strategies including Core Equity, Strategic Growth and Focused Equity. In addition to portfolio management, her role included fundamental research and client service. Prior to joining Madison in 2018, Maya served as a multi-sector analyst on the global equity team at Artisan Partners, LLC., focusing on companies in the United States, Europe and Japan. Maya holds a BBA (Accounting), an MBA (International Business) and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison including participating in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Dave Geisler

Disciplined Equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Dave specializes in customized portfolio management for Madison’s private client relationships. Dave also serves on our Customized Solutions team working with Insurance Asset Management. Dave has been working in the financial services industry since 2004 and prior to joining Madison, he worked at Lateef Investment Management, Artisan Partners and Cowen and Company. Dave graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Economics, Highest Distinction, and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley with certificates in Management of Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

Andy Romanowich, CFA®

Mid Cap Portfolio Manager/Analyst
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Andy, CFA, serves as an portfolio manager for Madison’s U.S. Equity Team. Andy has been working in the financial services industry since 2004 and joined Madison in 2009. He earned his B.S. and M.S.
in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Connor Jones

U.S. Equity Analyst
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Connor is an Equity Analyst on Madison’s U. S. Equity Team. His primary focus is on the small cap equity research effort. Connor joined Madison from Marquette University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Finance and was a student in the selective Applied Investment Management Program.

“Madison” and/or “Madison Investments” is the unifying tradename of Madison Investment Holdings, Inc., Madison Asset Management, LLC (“MAM”), and Madison Investment Advisors, LLC (“MIA”), which also includes the Madison Scottsdale office. MAM and MIA are registered as investment advisers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Madison Funds are distributed by MFD Distributor, LLC. MFD Distributor, LLC is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker-dealer and is a member firm of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The home office for each firm listed above is 550 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Madison’s toll-free number is 800-767-0300.

Any performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Non-deposit investment products are not federally insured, involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of, or guaranteed by, any financial institution. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate.

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security.

Consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of Madison Funds carefully before investing. Each fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Call 800.877.6089 or visit madisonfunds.com to obtain a prospectus and read it carefully before investing. | Large Cap investing is based on the expectation of positive price performance due to continued earnings growth or anticipated changes in the market or within the company itself. However, if a company fails to meet that expectation or anticipated changes do not occur, its stock price may decline. Moreover, as with all equity investing, there is the risk that an unexpected change in the market or within the company itself may have an adverse effect on its stock. Investing in growth-oriented stocks involves potentially higher volatility and risk than investing in income-generating stocks. The biggest risk of equity investing is that returns can fluctuate and investors can lose money.  Contact Madison for more detailed information regarding these risks.