Hybrid Vigor: Volume 1 Issue 24 "Welcome To The Jungle"

Dear Friends,

It’s been an exciting few weeks in the market.  There are probably lines outside the offices of CTCA (Convertible Traders’ Chiropractors of America), as whiplash cases are on the rise among market participants watching things go this way and that.  We’ve tried to capture some of the recent wildness in this edition. There’s a lot going on.

It’s also an exciting time here at Hillside Advisors. We’re thrilled to announce that John Anderson—no, not the guy who lost the Republican nomination to Ronald Reagan, but the convertible-bond salesman—has joined us as Director of Business Development. John’s product knowledge, contact network and market instincts, developed during his service as a two-decade convertible pro at several leading firms including UBS and Wells Fargo, will serve us and our clients well.  John looks forward to speaking with as many of you as possible in the near future about our upcoming plans and the services we look forward to offering. We feel remarkably fortunate to have John on our team.

And it doesn’t end there. We’re just as thrilled to tell you that Kathy Schick has joined us as Head of Credit Research.  Kathy also brings many years of experience, most notably with KBC and Daiwa, breaking down and writing about credits. We’re very lucky to have set up shop just a few minutes from Kathy’s Westchester home, making the Hillside platform and lifestyle appealing for her.

As we enter the final two months of 2014 we continue to develop our proprietary measures, product offerings and systems. We’re grateful for the remarkable support we’ve received in the convertible community, and we look forward to making Hybrid Vigor the voice of convertibles for many years to come.  In the upcoming weeks John will hopefully be speaking with you about how you can be a part of what we’re doing here.

Bill

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