Portfolio Manager, Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC
Managing Director, Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.
Michael Davis is a portfolio manager at Rampart Investment Management Company (since 2016) and managing director at Virtus Investment Advisers (since 2014), both investment management affiliates of Virtus Investment Partners.
Mr. Davis’ responsibilities with Rampart include investment strategy, product development, and portfolio management for the firm’s high-net-worth, institutional, and mutual fund clients. His responsibilities with Virtus Investment Advisers include portfolio management for the Virtus Trend suite of portfolios, along with alternative investment strategy development and portfolio risk management.
Mr. Davis has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment management and capital markets. Prior to joining Virtus in 2014, he was a founding partner of Varick Asset Management, an independent alternative manager focused on the development of innovative portfolio solutions and investment strategies. Before forming Varick, Mr. Davis worked in the institutional asset management division of Barclays Capital, focused on quantitative and derivative-based investment strategies. Prior to Barclays, he worked in the derivative structuring group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Davis started his career at Merrill Lynch in the asset-backed finance business.
Mr. Davis earned a B.A. in psychology from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1999.