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Seix Investment advisors appoints MD for institutional sales

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Seix Investment Advisors, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, has appointed Michael Tamasco, CFA, as managing director, Institutional Sales.

Tamasco (pictured), has more than 25 years of experience developing new business globally, managing investment strategies and trading fixed income securities. In his new role, he will offer Seix’s comprehensive array of fixed income strategies, including its expertise in managing broad market, short duration, taxable and tax-exempt investment grade portfolios along with high yield bonds, leveraged loans, CLO structures and multi-sector credit solutions.
 
“Having someone with Michael’s extensive background in institutional sales and consultant relations, coupled with solid investment and credit experience, will better support our existing institutional clients and allow Seix to expand its footprint by establishing new client relationships globally,” says James F. Keegan, chief investment officer and chairman of Seix Investment Advisors. “We are committed to providing fixed income solutions for institutional investors around the globe and leveraging our strength of identifying and taking advantage of market inefficiencies. The addition of Michael is essential to strengthening that commitment.”
 
“I look forward to building upon the organisation’s successful history of managing fixed income portfolios for institutional clients,” says Tamasco. “Seix’s demonstrated track record and ability to invest through many market environments positions us well in the current environment.”
 
Tamasco was previously president of a credit fund and managing director of hedge fund firm Optima Fund Management. He also served as co-head of Rothschild Asset Management and global co-head of distribution for Rothschild’s affiliated global asset management firms. Prior to that, Tamasco spent a decade in distribution with Lazard Asset Management. He began his career as a proprietary fixed income trader with Sanwa Securities and on the trading desk of PaineWebber Inc.

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