Chief Investment Officer, Chairman×
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Investment Grade U.S. Corporate Bonds
High Yield U.S. Corporate Bonds
The Investment Process for the Multi-Sector Absolute Return Strategy is driven by the Multi-Sector portfolio management team, led by Jim Keegan, Chief Investment Officer, after reviewing the findings of our Investment Policy Group (IPG). The IPG consists of the sector team leaders in each of the major asset classes.
The group's decisions arise from a series of discussions, both formal and informal, between members of the IPG and their respective research professionals. The Multi-Sector Absolute Return Strategy portfolio managers have a formal monthly meeting during which the emphasis among the sectors is determined and the analyses of the IPG are synthesized.
Seix Multi-Sector Absolute Return allocation decisions are based on an analysis of macroeconomic and microeconomic themes and an assessment of the relative value of each sector. Allocation ranges can be customized to meet a client’s preference.
Chief Investment Officer, Chairman×
As CIO, Jim has oversight responsibilities for the investment teams and specific portfolio management responsibilities within the investment grade team. He also leads the Seix Investment Policy Group. Prior to joining Seix, Jim was Head of Investment Grade Corporate & High Yield Bond Management for American Century Investments. In this role he was responsible for portfolio management, strategy, credit research and trading. Prior to this, Jim was Chief Investment Officer at Westmoreland Capital Management and Managing Director of Investment Grade and High Yield Fixed Income at UBS Global Asset Management. At UBS he was Chairman of the Investment Strategy and Credit Policy Committee and directly responsible for management of a number of funds. Earlier in his career he was Director of Research and Chairman of the Credit Strategy Committee at Bankers Trust. Jim received a B.S. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Business Management from St. Francis College and an M.B.A. degree (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Fordham University.
Portfolio Manager - Credit, Head of Investment Grade Credit Research×
Carlos is a portfolio manager focused on credit and head of investment grade credit research. Before joining the firm, Carlos was a vice president of the global banking energy group at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and responsible for rating agency relationships. Previously, Carlos was director and group leader of Standard & Poor’s oil and gas corporate ratings team. Carlos was responsible for the ratings of independent oil and gas producers, refiner & marketers, and oilfield service companies. In addition he led the corporate rating’s input into rating decisions for certain sovereign and selected project finance ratings. Prior to joining the rating agency, Carlos was a commercial banker having served in different analytical and lending relationship manager capacities as an officer at Credit Suisse US and First Fidelity (now Wells Fargo). Carlos received a B.S. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Rutgers University, and received an M.B.A. degree in Finance (with concentration in International Business) & Accounting (with concentration in Financial Statement Analysis) from New York University.
Portfolio Manager - Credit, Head of Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trading×
Jon is a portfolio manager focused on credit and head of investment grade credit corporate bond trading. Before joining the firm, he was a natural gas commodities broker at PVM Oil Associates responsible for brokerage of domestic natural gas products & foreign & domestic crude oil. Prior to that, Jon was a member of capital markets group & energy derivatives group at Prebon Yamane (U.S.A.) Inc. responsible for brokerage of short term eurodollars & forward rate agreements and sales associate at JPMorgan Securities, Inc. working primarily on the investment grade corporate sales desk. Jon received a B.S. degree in History from Syracuse University.
Managing Director, Head of Leveraged Finance, Senior Portfolio Manager×
George is the head of the firm’s leveraged finance platform. In this capacity, he provides strategic oversight of high yield bond portfolio management activities as well as serving as senior portfolio manager for all leveraged loan portfolios. George joined Seix in 2001 as head of leveraged finance research, and subsequently launched the leveraged loan strategy in 2005. Since inception of this strategy, this has expanded to include all leveraged loan portfolios and CLOs. Prior to joining Seix he was a senior high yield research analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities. George received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from New York University.
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager×
Mike serves as a senior portfolio manager with lead portfolio management responsibility for the High Quality High Yield Strategy and the Full Market High Yield Strategy. Mike joined the firm as a leveraged finance research analyst covering financials and has been a senior portfolio manager of the firm since 2007. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mike was a senior analyst with Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., covering the telecommunications and cable industries. He was previously vice president and co-head of research at BNY Capital Markets, Inc., where he held responsibility for the telecommunications and consumer related industries. Prior to that he was at Mendham Capital Group as a managing partner in high yield research, where he focused on consumer-related industries. Mike received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, School of Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from Rutgers University.