Investment Management

Credit Research

James W. Butler, Jr.
Elly Clary
Kelly Cruse
Dana A. D'Andre
Derek M. Endsley
Ryan Friend
James LeBuhn
Bedford H. Lydon III
Andrea McKeague
Bradley D. Mincke
Joseph Vodziak

Ryan Friend
Fixed Income Analyst

Mr. Friend is a Fixed Income Analyst for the Research Department with a specific focus on municipal bond analysis. Prior to joining the Company in June of 2016, he graduated from Illinois State University where he attained a B.S. degree in Finance with a minor in Financial Planning. While pursuing the completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Friend held analytical internship positions at an investment consulting and retirement advisory firm as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, he served as a summer intern on the Company’s Research team which introduced him to the credit research process and provided valuable insights from senior analysts on performing both municipal and corporate bond analysis. While in this role, Mr. Friend participated in investment team meetings and developed a research project on state pension protections.