Daniel Senecal, CFA
Managing Director, Credit Research
Newfleet Asset Management, LLC
Daniel Senecal is managing director, credit research at Newfleet Asset Management, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. Mr. Senecal is the co-head of corporate credit research and is responsible for the energy and chemical industry sectors and the Latin American sovereign credit sector. He also is co-portfolio manager of the Virtus Emerging Markets Debt Fund and the Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund (NYSE: VGI), a closed-end fund.
Prior to joining Newfleet in 2011, Mr. Senecal was on the fixed income team at Goodwin Capital Advisers, an investment management company that previously was a subsidiary of Virtus. He began at Goodwin Capital in 1997 as a corporate credit research analyst, followed by several roles, including sector manager for investment grade corporate credit and sovereign credit. He was also the lead portfolio manager for the Phoenix High Yield Fund from 2003 until 2005 and the Phoenix Emerging Market Fund from 2004 to 2005.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Senecal completed a formal credit training program at Shawmut National Bank where he was a credit research analyst and lender. He also worked at BankBoston as a corporate bond analyst.
Mr. Senecal earned a B.A. in economics and English from Assumption College and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Connecticut. He has been a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder since 1995. He began his career in the investment industry in 1990.