Steven Zoric is a Managing Director, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel of NCRAM. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of American Century Companies, Inc. He is also a Managing Director and Senior Counsel of Nomura Holding America Inc., where he focuses on the U.S.-based asset managers within the Nomura group of companies. Previously, Mr. Zoric was Head of Legal and Operations, North America for the Man Investments division of Man Group plc. Mr. Zoric joined the Man Group in July 2001. From April 1996 to October 1999 and from August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Zoric was in private legal practice in Chicago, IL. From November 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Zoric was the Futures and Commodities Compliance Manager at Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. in New York. Mr. Zoric received a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1992 and his J.D. with Honors from DePaul University College of Law in 1995.