Robert is the founder of RSW Investments. He launched his career in 1985 managing municipal bond mutual funds for Merrill Lynch. In the early 1990’s Rob was tapped by Van Kampen American Capital to launch and manage their Municipal Bond Separately Managed Account program. Years later, Rob also marketed and managed 10 different closed-end municipal bond funds. In the late 1990’s Rob joined Deerfield Capital Management LLC, where he pioneered one of the first hedge funds dedicated to utilizing sophisticated municipal bond arbitrage strategies. Rob moved to Prudential Investment Management in 2000 to manage their flagship National and High Yield Municipal Bond Funds. A year later, Rob assumed the management responsibility for all of the municipal bond portfolios and Insurance Company assets totaling approximately $4 billion. Employing strategies developed over a decade ago, he also launched, managed, and marketed a separate account municipal bond program. Rob received a B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University.
Mark joined RSW Investments as Senior Trader in March 2016. Mark has extensive experience evaluating municipal securities for purchase and sales for both retail and institutional clients. The majority of Mark’s 25+ year career was with Charles Schwab, where he held multiple positions within the fixed income department and ultimately progressed to a senior municipal bond trader. In addition to Schwab, Mark worked for Sumridge Partners LLC as a registered Principal and Head of Municipal Trading and Underwriting. Additional prior experiences include Prudential Securities, R. Seelaus and Securevest Financial. Mark received a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Mark joined RSW Investments as Director of Municipal Research in April 2010 from at Moody’s Investors Service, where he was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the state and high profile group. Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of municipal bond research and strategy. He spent the majority of his career, to date, at Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter where he was an Executive Director responsible for municipal research with particular emphasis on individual high net-worth accounts. Prior experiences also include JP Morgan Investment Management and Private Banking where he was Vice President for municipal research and Radian Asset Assurance where he was vice president for market development. Mark is a past president and treasurer of the Municipal Analyst Group of New York and served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. He is a recipient of various peer-voted industry awards. Mark has a B.A. in History from Queens College and a MBA in Finance from the Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Matthew began his career in 2001 as a Performance Analyst with Prudential Investment Management. In 2002, he joined Prudential’s Municipal Bond Desk where he received extensive portfolio management training. Matthew’s responsibilities included creating a variety of risk management tools, performing in-depth portfolio attribution analysis, interfacing with the broker-dealer community, and assessing relative value. Matthew was tapped by Robert Waas to join RSW Investments at the firm’s inception as an Investment Analyst in March 2005. In 2010, he was named Portfolio Manager for RSW’s separately managed account (SMA) strategies. Matthew is responsible for managing portfolio risk in terms of duration, yield curve, state, and sector exposure, identifying portfolio repositioning targets and relative value opportunities in the marketplace. Matthew received a B.S. in Finance in 2001 from the University of Delaware, with minors in Management Information Systems and Economics.
Alec joined RSW Investments as a Product Specialist in April 2016. He joins RSW with almost a decade of industry experience, which includes both analytical and client facing roles, most recently as an Internal Investment Consultant with AMG Funds. He has extensive experience communicating actively managed municipal bond strategies to both investors and financial professionals. Alec holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.
Tess joined RSW Investments as an Operations Associate in April 2007. She began her career as a System Administrator with Spartan Technologies, LLC performing a myriad of technical and analytical functions. She worked closely with Traders and financial exchanges to develop customized solutions for complex issues utilizing her technical experience with programming languages such as Java/C++, PERL, and SQL. She also performed comprehensive quality assurance testing on new versions of trading software prior to production release. Tess holds a dual Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Computer Science and Psychology.
Randy joined RSW Investments as an Operations Associate in August 2008. He began his career as a research analyst with Ipreo, where his municipal bond related responsibilities were diverse. On a daily basis, Randy tracked changes in the credit ratings of municipalities as determined by Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. He assisted in creating bidding parameters for investment banks via Bidcomp/Parity software. Randy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Andrew joined RSW Investments in August 2015. His role at RSW includes assisting in verifying the in-house trade log against broker/dealer records, resolving trade issues, reviewing and reconciling cash positions and transactions with the custodial banks, and interfacing daily with the broker/dealer community. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kean University.
Jeff joined RSW Investments in September 2015. Jeff serves as the liaison between RSW and the financial advisor community to create and maintain new and existing client accounts. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
MC joined RSW Investments in April 2016. MC assists the trading desk and operations group in the administration of trade processing and data maintenance. MC holds a Bachelor’s degree of Arts from Montclair State University in New Jersey.