Christopher M. O’Daniel, CFA®, CTP, and Jeffrey G. Wilkins have been appointed Directors, Portfolio Management, at Columbus-based investment management and financial advisory firm Hamilton Capital Management, Inc.

Both will be responsible for investment research and strategy development as part of the firm’s portfolio management team. In addition, O’Daniel will be responsible for analyzing the United Kingdom and selected asset classes, while Wilkins will focus on Japan, U.S. high-yield bonds and alternative asset classes.

O’Daniel formerly served as a senior investment analyst with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, where he was part of a team that oversaw the management of a $6.5 billion domestic equity portfolio. He has more than 20 years of investment management experience, having held positions with National City Bank’s Private Client Group, Phoenix Duff & Phelps, and the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio.

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Certified Treasury Professional, O’Daniel holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton and a bachelor’s degree from The College of Wooster. He resides in Galena, Ohio.

Wilkins joins Hamilton Capital while remaining a partner in his private real estate firm. He previously co-founded and served as chief operating officer for Mobius Microsystems, a producer of semiconductors, and served as a portfolio manager in the Corporate Banking Division of Huntington Bank.

An Upper Arlington resident and a board member of the Columbus chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, he graduated with distinction with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Arizona.

“Chris and Jeff bring a great deal of insight, experience and energy to our already deep and talented portfolio management team,” said Hamilton Capital Chairman & CEO Matt Hamilton. “Their addition isn’t just good news for our firm; it’s good news for our clients as well, who can count on even greater global investment perspective and institutional-class portfolio management.”