Mr. Dillard entered the investment industry in 1996 and joined Invesco in 2000. He served as a senior equities analyst before being promoted to portfolio manager in 2009. Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Dillard served as a fi xed-income analyst and trader for SouthTrust Asset Mgmt. His duties involved identifying and executing investment ideas within the corporate, government and municipal bond markets.He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate fi nance from the University of Alabama. He earned an MBA from the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University. He is a CFA charterholder.