Ethan Samuel Ganz

Portfolio Manager at SSI Investment Management, Inc.

Ethan Samuel Ganz

Ethan Samuel Ganz

Portfolio Manager at SSI Investment Management, Inc.

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Founder & President at SSI Investment Management, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at SSI Investment Management, Inc.

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Ethan Samuel Ganz
Portfolio Manager at SSI Investment Management, Inc.
Education
BA in Politics

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

Career History
Portfolio Manager
2009 - Current

SSI Investment Management invests primarily, but not exclusively, in equity, convertible and fixed income securities that are traded publicly in US and non US markets.SSI's Core Equity Strategy seeks to produce excess returns above the S&P 500 with similar risk. The strategy combines quantitative and fundamental analysis to select the best long portfolio candidates. The portfolio typically holds 80-140 equity positions, which are widely diversified across large- and mid-cap companies with strong growth and value characteristics.SSI’s Outright Discretionary Convertible Strategy seeks to produce excess returns above the BofA Merrill Lynch All Convertibles (VXA0) Index. It combines quantitative and fundamental analysis to select positions based on relative valuation and risk attributes. Portfolios normally hold 90-130 convertible bonds and/or preferreds. All credit ratings are considered. SSI’s Outright Investment Grade Convertible Strategy seeks to produce excess returns above the BofA Merrill Lynch Investment Grade Bonds (V0S1) Index. It combines quantitative and fundamental analysis to select positions based on relative valuation and risk attributes. Portfolios typically hold 35-65 investment grade convertible securities.SSI’s Hedged Convertible Income Strategy seeks to generate 90-Day Treasury Bills plus 300 basis points, with low-to-moderate volatility and minimal correlation to major capital markets. The strategy is offered on an unlevered basis as a fixed income substitute. The portfolio normally holds 75-125 convertible bonds and/or preferreds. Positions are generally hedged with the common stock of the same underlying company to minimize volatility. SSI's Hedged Convertible Opportunity Strategy seeks to generate alpha with moderate-to-high volatility using up to 3x leverage. The portfolio typically contains 75-125 convertible bonds and/or preferreds with each position hedged with the common stock of the same underlying company to minimize volatility.SSI’s Flexible Allocation Strategy seeks to produce excess returns above a benchmark comprised of 60% of the total return of the S&P 500 and 40% of the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index. It invests in a portfolio primarily of ETFs, but may include ETNs and other mutual funds. Exposure to various asset classes may range from 0-100%.SSI's Balanced strategy seeks to produce excess returns above a benchmark comprised of 50-70% S&P 500 and 30-50% Lehman Brothers Intermediate-term Treasury Bonds with similar volatility. It combines quantitative and fundamental analysis to select the best long portfolio candidates. The portfolio normally holds 85-140 equity positions, with up to 70% of the portfolio allocated to mid- to large-cap stocks, with strong growth and value characteristics. The remaining 30-50% is allocated to high quality bonds including Treasuries, high grade corporates, convertibles and municipal securities.

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Froley believes that convertible securities offer an opportunity to earn equity-like returns with substantially reduced risk.Their investment process begins with an evaluation of the economy and the current business cycle. Convertible portfolios are focused on market sectors where the firm perceives the outlook to be superior to that of the aggregate economy.Within industries considered to have the best prospects over the next six to twelve months, Froley uses its research resources to analyze the companies with convertibles outstanding. Once a company is identified as a potential investment candidate, the convertible security itself must pass their examination of credit quality, income level, investment bond value and equity participation potential.Investments are placed in companies that have competitive products, a strong balance sheet, good cash flows and an ability to grow earnings. Froley's internal research staff is composed exclusively of convertible specialists.

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