NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Bernstein Advisors (RBA), one of the largest ETF Strategist investment firms with a focus on top-down macro asset and equity allocation announced today the firm has hired Michael Contopoulos as Director of Fixed Income reporting to Richard Bernstein, RBA's CIO and CEO. Mr. Contopoulos will head all research and strategy for the fixed-income portion of RBA's portfolios and will be a senior member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to joining RBA, Mr. Contopoulos was Anchorage Capital's Chief Investment Strategist. Michael started his career at Tudor Investment Corporation in 2000 before joining the research department at Credit Suisse First Boston in 2002. In 2004, he left to build Bank of America's quantitative credit strategy team and in 2011 he became the firm's head of Convertible Strategy and created the Relative Value and Credit Derivatives Strategy teams. In 2012, Mr. Contopoulos became Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Head of High Yield and Leveraged Loan Strategy where he was ranked the #2 Credit Strategist in Institutional Investor Magazine across multiple categories. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
"We are very happy to have Mike join us at RBA. His extensive fixed-income experience will further broaden RBA's well-known asset allocation expertise at a time when fixed-income volatility seems poised to increase," Rich Bernstein said.
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