Strategas Continues Research Expansion

Hires Francese, Tzitzouris, to lead Corporate Services; Fixed Income Strategy

Feb 23, 2011, 14:03 ET from Strategas Research Partners, LLC

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategas Research Partners, LLC, a leading provider of macro-oriented investment research to institutional investors worldwide, announced today an expansion of its research efforts to include products to meet the needs of leading corporations and institutional fixed income investors.  

Twenty-five year Wall Street veteran, Frank J. Francese was named a Managing Director and head of the firm's Corporate Services department.  This new effort will seek to fill the void left by many now-defunct economics departments at major corporations by providing real-time economic and policy advice to C-suite executives in a period of greater economic cyclicality.  Mr. Francese will facilitate meetings between corporate managements and institutional investors. Before this post, Mr. Francese established the highly regarded Executive Access Services at Standard & Poors (S&P). Mr. Francese holds an MBA in Finance/Management from Fordham.

Tom Tzitzouris was named Vice President of research and the firm's lead Fixed Income Strategist.  His regularly published reports and client visits will seek to satisfy the needs of both the balanced account manager and the fixed income portfolio manager alike.  Mr. Tzitzouris will bring a quantitative discipline to the firm's research efforts on the cusp of what the firm feels will be a turbulent and important time for the fixed income markets. Prior to joining Strategas, Mr. Tzitzouris worked as a senior analyst at Fannie Mae, leading Fannie's independent debt valuation team, and had previously spent time as a debt and derivatives analyst at Freddie Mac. Mr. Tzitzouris began his career as a quantitative research analyst with JPMorgan Asset Management's fixed income group.

This brings to six the number of macro-oriented research verticals Strategas provides.  "We are striving to be a one-stop shop for institutional investors seeking top-flight macro-oriented investment research," said Jason DeSena Trennert, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of the firm.

About Strategas Research Partners, LLC

Strategas Research Partners, LLC is a leading institutional broker-dealer focusing on providing investment and sector strategy, macroeconomics, policy research, technical analysis, and fixed income strategy to the professional investment community.  The firm employs 35 research analysts, institutional salesman, and sales traders at its offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland.  Strategas undertakes securities business in the name of its wholly-owned institutional broker-deal subsidiary Strategas Securities, LLC.  For additional information, please see

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