Standish Appoints Leduc to Lead Investment Team

Industry Veteran Named CIO at BNY Mellon Asset Management Boutique

Oct 13, 2010, 18:20 ET from BNY Mellon

BOSTON and LONDON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, the award-winning fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Asset Management, has announced the appointment of David Leduc as Chief Investment Officer of Active Fixed Income.

"We are pleased to announce David's appointment as chief investment officer for our active fixed income portfolios," said Desmond Mac Intyre, president and chief executive officer of Standish. "As our business expands globally, David's experience in the US and international markets will help position us for future growth."

Leduc has 23 years of investment experience, and has been working at Standish since 1995, most recently as Managing Director of Global Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for overseeing the management of all non-US and global bond strategies. He joined Standish as a portfolio manager and analyst for US domestic fixed income, moving from structured finance to global strategies in 1999. He was previously an Investment Officer at State Street Bank & Trust Company, and has a MBA from Boston University and a BS from the University of Rhode Island. Leduc holds the CFA designation. Kent Wosepka, previously Chief Investment Officer, Active Fixed Income, at Standish, is leaving the organization to pursue other interests.

"Our clients are looking for stability and continuity of returns across market cycles," added David Leduc. "We have a strong team-based investment process build around single sector teams headed by experienced investment professionals. Our focus is on continuing to provide the investment results our clients expect."

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Standish is a specialist active fixed income manager investing in all global fixed income markets and across the full credit spectrum. The company is widely regarded as one of the world's premier fixed income managers, and has established a track record of managing portfolios in the US and Global Fixed Income market over the last several decades on behalf of a wide range of global clients. The company currently offers a wide range of credit-based and specialty bond strategies, including structured product workout solutions, for US and global pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and other institutions. Standish emphasizes fundamental research and quantitative models in attempt to outperform agreed-upon client benchmarks. This combination permits highly customized client solutions and also requires both strong risk controls and a high level of dedicated client service.

BNY Mellon ranks among the top 10 asset management firms in the U.S. and globally with $1 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon Asset Management is the umbrella organization for The Bank of New York Mellon's affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies.

Notes to Editors:

Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, with $71 billion of assets under management, provides investment management services across a broad spectrum of fixed income asset classes. These include corporate credit (investment-grade and high-yield), emerging markets debt (dollar-denominated and local currency), core / core plus and opportunistic (U.S. and global) strategies. Standish also offers full service capabilities in Insurance and Global Workout Solutions. The firm also includes assets managed by Standish personnel acting as dual officers of The Dreyfus Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon.

BNY Mellon Asset Management is the umbrella organization for BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies.

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