Palmer Square Capital Management Hires Industry Veteran Vesta Marks

Former portfolio manager from Semper and Tradex brings additional depth to structured credit team

Nov 17, 2015, 09:30 ET from Palmer Square Capital Management

MISSION WOODS, Kan., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Palmer Square Capital Management, an asset management firm that invests across a diverse set of credit strategies including structured credit, corporate credit and non-traditional credit strategies such as long/short, announced the hiring of Vesta Marks, CFA, CAIA.  Vesta will serve as a portfolio manager focused on further building out Palmer Square's efforts in mortgage-backed securities.

Prior to joining Palmer Square, Marks was a managing director at Tradex Global Advisory services, where he oversaw the firm's mortgage credit involvement within its flagship hedge fund. Before helping launch Tradex's hedge fund, Marks served as a portfolio manager at Semper Capital Management, where he was responsible for investments in multiple strategies involving non-agency residential mortgage-backed (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed (CMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS). In addition to managing portfolios, Marks developed a comprehensive, loan-level CMBS model to re-underwrite the credits of legacy CMBS for opportunistic investing within the firm's hedge fund and absolute return products.

According to Christopher D. Long, president of Palmer Square Capital Management, "We are thrilled to have Vesta join Palmer Square as a senior investment professional on our structured credit team. Vesta truly is an expert in all aspects of mortgage-backed investments and he greatly enhances our capabilities in this space."

Palmer Square is part of Montage Investments, which supports financial professionals with a wide range of solutions to help them deliver for clients. Montage supports Palmer Square's distribution efforts through a national team of sales professionals located throughout the country.

"At Palmer Square, we are always focused on finding relative value across credit. I look forward to working with Vesta and leveraging his deep experience in CMBS and RMBS to better exploit the investment opportunities available in mortgage backed securities," added Angie K. Long, CFA, chief investment officer of Palmer Square.

About Palmer Square Capital Management
Palmer Square Capital Management provides investment advisory services and manages portfolios of corporate and structured credit, high yield municipal credit and various hedge fund strategies for a diverse set of clients across institutional investors, registered investment advisory firms, broker-dealers and high-net-worth individuals. As of September 30, 2015, Palmer Square managed approximately $4 billion in assets.


About Montage Investments
Montage Investments supports financial professionals with a wide range of customized solutions with a goal of helping them grow their business, manage their practice and, most importantly, deliver for clients. Comprised of a diverse team of asset managers, practice management consultants and advisors, Montage's professionals have decades of experience developing institutional-caliber solutions to drive success. 



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