Mr. Allardice, III has served as a director of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) since September 2008. Mr. Allardice retired in 1999 from his position as regional chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation, North and South America ("DBAHC"). Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Allardice was a consultant to Smith Barney. Prior to consulting to Smith Barney, Mr. Allardice spent nearly 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. He founded the company’s Merger Arbitrage Department and later became Chief Operating Officer of the Equity Department. Since January 2013, Mr. Allardice has served as a member of the Board of Directors of a private company that is externally managed by an affiliate of Ellington. Mr. Allardice has served as Board member of Bankers Trust Company, Carlyle Capital Corporation Ltd., Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation and Worldwide Excellerated Leasing Limited. Mr. Allardice earned a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University.