Credit Research Team

Credit research is the cornerstone of our investment process. Our credit research team employs a rigorous process to identify and evaluate high quality issuers with stable current and expected credit characteristics. From their ongoing research, they produce and maintain the Approved Issuers List which portfolio managers use to select securities. As a group, the credit research team’s experience in the industry averages more than 26 years. Learn more about each team member below:

Robert Boucher, CFA

Robert Boucher, CFA

Senior Managing Director of Credit Research
32 years experience

Robert is responsible for the firm’s credit research efforts. He chairs the Taxable and Tax-Exempt Credit Committees. In addition to managing the credit research team, Robert is actively involved in credit research within the industrial sector.

Robert Hajduch

Robert Hajduch

Principal Credit Analyst
33 years experience

Rob is responsible for credit research within the global financial sector. He also serves on the Taxable and Tax-Exempt Credit Committees.

Tim Russell

Tim Russell

Director, Municipal Credit
25 years experience

Tim is responsible for credit research within the municipal and sovereign sectors. He also serves on the Tax-Exempt Credit Committee.

Eric Espeseth

Eric Espeseth

Principal Credit Analyst
17 years experience

Eric is responsible for credit research within the automotive, oil and gas, utility, media/telecom and Canadian bank sectors. He also serves on the Taxable Credit Committee.

Mike Hilt, CFA

Mike Hilt, CFA

Senior Credit Analyst
33 years experience

Mike is responsible for credit research within the technology, retail, health care and industrial sectors. He also serves on the Taxable Credit Committee.

Marin Komlan

Marin Komlan

Senior Credit Analyst
19 years experience

Marin is responsible for credit research within the municipal sector.

Jonathan Garrett

Jonathan Garrett

Associate Credit Analyst
1 year experience

Jonathan is responsible for credit research within the municipal sector.