Patty Quinn McAuley
Municipal Bond Professional Expands Investment Team
Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 2018—Clark Capital Management Group, an independent asset manager founded in 1986, announced today that Eric Kazatsky has joined the firm as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. Mr. Kazatsky will serve as a Portfolio Manager on Clark Capital’s Tax-Free Fixed Income Strategy and the Duration Neutral Bond Fund.
An industry-recognized bond professional, Kazatsky previously served as Municipal Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence and was their first municipal credit analyst. While at Bloomberg, he attracted a steadily rising audience for his municipal market insights and commentary, and in 2017 he was named a Rising Star by The Bond Buyer1. Prior to that he performed credit analysis and research at Janney Montgomery Scott and SEI Investments, closely monitoring municipal market trends and valuations.
“I’m excited to welcome Eric to the Fixed Income Team and to Clark Capital,” said Sean Clark, Chief Investment Officer. “Throughout his career, Eric has demonstrated a deep understanding of the municipal markets. He will be a valued contributor to the bond team as we continually deepen our research and trading capabilities and seek to deliver successful outcomes to our clients.”
About Clark Capital Management Group
Clark Capital Management Group is an independent asset management firm providing institutional quality investment strategies to individual investors, corporations, foundations, and retirement plans. The Firm was founded in 1986 by Harry Clark, Executive Chairman, and has been entrusted with over $12.4 billion* in assets.
Our investment philosophy is driven by a single-minded focus: to add value for our collective clients. This focus enables us to seek superior risk-adjusted returns over full market cycles through a disciplined process focused on three principles: meaningful diversification, opportunistic asset allocation, and personalized risk management. It compels us to maintain a long-term perspective and provide innovative investment management strategies that enable advisors to deliver investment success to their clients. Portfolio Managers utilize both a relative strength, top down methodology and a fundamental, bottom-up methodology across fixed income, equity, alternative, and diversified asset allocation strategies.
1The ranking shown above is not indicative of the future performance of the adviser. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it represents the average of all, or a sample of all, the experiences of an adviser’s clients. In order to be selected as a “Rising Star” by The Bond Buyer, an individual must be a municipal finance professional under the age of 40. Nominations for the “Rising Star” award are submitted by the public via The Bond Buyer website. The Bond Buyer selected 28 final Rising Stars for 2017.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Clark Capital reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs. Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about Clark Capital’s investment advisory services can be found in its Form ADV Part 2, which is available upon request.
*As of 5/31/2018, includes sub-advised assets and assets under advisement.
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