The management team, dedicated to convertible securities portfolios, began with three experienced individuals, now comprises seven professionals, and has had no attrition. A domestic fund was opened in October 2002, a managed account was started in September 2003, and an offshore fund was seeded in January 2004. Two other managed accounts were started in January 2007 and September 2007 and continue under management.
Sean Nelen has over ten years of Sales and Marketing experience. Sean has most recently consulted Mohican as a third party marketer as well as acting as a marketing analyst for Bassett Healthcare. Prior to that, Sean was a Regional Sales Manager for XOS Technologies/Pinnacle Systems from 1999-2006. As a Sales Manager, Sean serviced the Entertainment, Professional and NCAA Sports Marketplace as a technical marketing and sales professional. Sean has also worked as a Product Marketing Manager, developing digital coaching solutions for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA sports.
Sean graduated from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990 with a B.A in English Literature
Eric was Director of Convertible Arbitrage Accounts at Salomon Smith Barney, where from 1999 to 2002 he was responsible for major client accounts. From 1994 to 1999 as Institutional Trader, Convertible Securities, he made markets in all types of US convertible securities (coupon, zeros, preferreds, mandatories). As first Managing Director and then Co-Head of Sales, Convertible Securities at Bear Stearns from 1991 to 1994, he managed large institutional investor accounts and collaborated with the Equity Syndicate Department in pricing new convertible issues. At Smith Barney from 1989 to 1991 he was Assistant Trader, Convertible Securities engaged in market making and convertible arbitrage with institutional traders, after completing the Institutional Sales and Trading Training Program covering all fixed income and equity products. From 1986 to 1988 as a Trader at Continental Grain, he bought and sold cash grain commodities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana and hedged positions with grain futures.
Mr. Hage was awarded an MBA in Finance & International Economics in 1989 by Columbia Business School and a BS in Agricultural Economics in 1986 by Cornell University, where he was President of Phi Delta Theta.