NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT CHICAGO, IL
VP SENIOR-PORTFOLIO MANAGER and FIXED INCOME TRADER May 2010 to Sept 2018
Lead PM on the Northern Ultra Short Fixed Income Fund (NUSFX) a flagship product for the firm with top-quartile performance on a 1yr, 3yr and 5yr basis.
Lead IG Trader for new issue and secondary axes covering corporate bonds, supranational, sovereign, and foreign agencies.
Lead ABS Trader for new issue and secondaries for Ultra Short Team.
Developed and implemented fund and separately managed accounts strategies with a focus on risk, portfolio composition and client liquidity needs.
Was responsible for actively managing key separately managed client relationships with various mandate strategies resulting in top-tier performance.
Successfully constructed client portfolios with various investment guidelines and liquidity needs.
Interacted with Risk and Compliance to ensure portfolios remained within regulatory and risk parameters.
Worked with a team of 5 PMs managing the Ultra Short business.
Active member on the credit strategy committee providing strategic guidance on credit opinions and investment ideas leading to positive impact on portfolio performance and strategies.
Proactively interfaced with clients, key prospects, consultants and dealers to maintain and promote business development.
Actively contributed point of views both internal and external on changes and trends in the portfolios to ensure clients and internal partners understand current market strategies.
Interacted daily with the team of analysts discussing themes and recommendations to generate market leading investment performance for clients while remaining focused on investment parameters and client sensitives.
Consistent performance on NUSFX for 1y, 3yr and 5yr basis ranked by Lipper.
Helped increase revenues by over $5mm annually by successfully winning new client business.
Generated $2.5b of new client assets and added $1.5b of assets from existing clients.
Successfully helped to grow the business to over $25b AUM.
Aided in the implementation of the new portfolio/trading platform-Aladdin Trading System.
Nominated to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the United Way 2018 Campaign.
SECURITY GLOBAL INVESTORS TOPEKA, KS
Principal-Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst aug 2004 – Apr 2010
Sr. Portfolio Manager for two money market portfolios regulated by the SEC’s 2A-7 restrictions, while consistently outperforming the benchmark on a gross basis.
Was responsible for credit analysis and monitoring of IG and HY issuers within metals/mining, chemicals, energy, Independent Power Producers, Integrated energy, and utilities industries.
Was responsible for providing and generating new investment opportunities within the universe of industries covered.
Maintained a money market approved list, which encompasses complete financial ratio/write-up analyses for all issuers quarterly.
Coordinated monthly liquidity needs for the internally managed CDO (6th Ave Investment).
Assisted with the implementation of a new trading/portfolio management system.
Participated in weekly credit strategy discussions.
Was responsible for expanding the eligible money market asset classes for Security Global Investors money market funds.
Outperformed benchmark (I-MoneyNet Retail) on a one-, three-, and five-year basis.
Successfully aided in the launch of 6th Avenue Investment’s CDO.
HORIZON CASH MANAGEMENT LLC CHICAGO, IL
PORTFOLIO MANAGER and CREDIT ANALYST SEPT 2000 – AUG 2004
Research and analyze companies for new investment opportunities across industries. Research includes company history, appropriate financial ratios, and comparisons to industry norms.
Utilized research/analysis to make recommendations on investment feasibility and maturity time frames.
Maintained and managed approved issues list for trading desk and update company president and traders on credit changes.
Executed trades in Commercial Paper, loan participation notes, and Agencies.
Managed 30-35% of the assets under management.
Developed and implemented procedures to more effectively trade and manage money on trading desk.
Contributed to Company Newsletter sent out quarterly to current and prospective clients. Newsletter describes current investments, asset information, and forecast of investments and economy.
Article published in AIMR December 2004, The Cyclical Nature of the US Mortgage and REIT Industries.
Helped establish the trading procedures for all individually managed accounts.
SCUDDER KEMPER INVESTMENTS-Sr. Money Market Trader August 1998-Sept 2000
Education and Professional Enrichment
Bachelor of Science in Finance-Decision Analysis Minor
Southwest Missouri State University (AACSB), Springfield, MO, December 1994
CFA successfully passed Level 1
Member of the CFA Institute and Kansas City CFA Society
Volunteer within the communities and affiliated with several large non-profit organizations
Board Member (Secretary) of the Downers Grove Jr. Woman’s Club
Teen Living Programs Annual Gala Committee, Chicago IL.
Blackrock Aladdin, Bloomberg, MarketAxess, TradeWeb, Capital IQ Modeling and SNL Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.
References Available Upon Request.