Seix Intermediate Bond Wrap
Seeks to deliver current income and capital appreciation by investing in U.S. government, high-grade corporate, and opportunistic exposure to agency mortgage-backed securities.
We believe that the highest risk-adjusted returns are achieved with an investment approach that employs in-depth company research, optimal security structures, and astute risk-adjusted expected return analysis, all supported by rigorous and time-tested sell disciplines.
Seix Investment Advisors
Seix Investment Advisors is an investment management boutique focused exclusively on managing fixed income securities since 1992. Seix seeks to generate competitive absolute and relative risk-adjusted returns over the full market cycle through a bottom-up focused, top-down aware process. Seix employs multi-dimensional approaches based on strict portfolio construction methodology, sell disciplines and trading strategies with prudent risk management as a cornerstone.
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Managing Director, Head of Investment Grade, Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1986
Perry Troisi is a managing director and head of investment grade at Seix Investment Advisors, an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners, where he focuses on corporate, government-related and securitized (residential mortgage-backed, commercial mortgage-backed, and asset-backed securities) asset classes. Mr. Troisi is responsible for strategic oversight of Seix’s investment grade bond portfolio management activities and is the senior portfolio manager of all investment grade (taxable) portfolios. He is also a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group.
Before joining Seix in 1999, Mr. Troisi was a portfolio manager at GRE Insurance Group, where he was responsible for all North American fixed income assets within the group. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager and analyst at Home Insurance Company, focused primarily on mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Troisi began his career as an account analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Company.
Mr. Troisi earned a B.S. in economics and computer coordinate with economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. He has worked in the investment management industry since 1986.
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1986
Michael Rieger is a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Seix Investment Advisors, an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners, where he focuses on the securitized sector. He is also a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group.
Prior to joining Seix in 2007, Mr. Rieger was a portfolio manager at AIG Global Investment, where he managed an asset-backed securities portfolio covering the full rating spectrum in addition to non-agency senior residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), adjustable-rate senior mortgage portfolios, and international AAA residential MBS portfolios. He began his investment management career as an analyst in Aetna Life and Casualty’s Portfolio Hedging Group.
Mr. Rieger earned a B.A., cum laude, in mathematics from Dartmouth College. He has worked in investment management since 1986.
Portfolio Manager, Head of Investment Grade Credit Research
Industry start date: 1987
Carlos Catoya is a portfolio manager and head of investment grade credit research at Seix Investment Advisors, an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners, where he focuses on the corporate bond sector. He is also a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group.
Before joining Seix in 2001, Mr. Catoya was a vice president of the global banking energy group at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and responsible for rating agency relationships. Previously, he was director and group leader of Standard & Poor’s oil and gas corporate ratings team. Mr. Catoya was responsible for the ratings of independent oil and gas producers, refiners and marketers, and oilfield service companies. In addition, he led the corporate rating team’s input into rating decisions for certain sovereign and selected project finance ratings. Prior to joining the rating agency, he was a commercial banker having served in different analytical and lending relationship manager capacities as an officer at Credit Suisse U.S. and First Fidelity (now Wells Fargo).
Mr. Catoya earned a B.S., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. in finance, with a concentration in international business, and accounting, with a concentration in financial statement analysis, from New York University. He has worked in the investment management industry since 1987.
Portfolio Manager, Head of Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trading
Industry start date: 1991
Jon Yozzo is a portfolio manager and head of investment grade corporate bond trading at Seix Investment Advisors, an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners. He is also a member of the Seix Investment Policy Group.
Prior to joining Seix in 2000, Mr. Yozzo was a natural gas commodities broker at PVM Oil Associates, responsible for brokerage of domestic natural gas products and foreign and domestic crude oil. Previously, he was a member of the capital markets group and energy derivatives group at Prebon Yamane (USA) Inc., responsible for brokerage of short-term euro dollars and forward rate agreements. He also was a sales associate at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., working primarily on the investment grade corporate sales desk.
Mr. Yozzo earned a B.S. in history from Syracuse University. He began working in the investment management industry in 1991.
Credit & Interest: Debt instruments are subject to various risks, including credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt instruments may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
ABS/MBS: Changes in interest rates can cause both extension and prepayment risks for asset- and mortgage-backed securities. These securities are also subject to risks associated with the non-repayment of underlying collateral, including losses to the portfolio.
Market Volatility: The value of the securities in the portfolio may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies and/or general economic conditions. Price changes may be short- or long-term. Local, regional or global events such as war (e.g., Russia’s invasion of Ukraine), acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) or other public health issue, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio's manager(s) to invest the portfolio's assets as intended.