The Westwood Strategic Global Convertibles strategy:

  • Is actively managed, utilizing both a top-down and bottom-up investment process.
  • Invests in 60-90 companies with attractive valuations, with a goal of maintaining a delta range between 30 and 80.
  • Seeks to provide equity-like returns with lower volatility through a disciplined investment process.
  • Looks to achieve 2% excess return above the Thomson Reuters Global Focus Convertible Bond Index on an annualized basis over a full market cycle.
  • Maintains a fully invested portfolio that is diversified among regions and sectors.
  • Controls risk by using a sophisticated convertible analytics system, KYNEX, as well as employing an independent risk management team that uses a state-of-the-art monitoring system, FinAnalytica Cognity, and conducts a formal review on a monthly basis.

Investment Team

The five-person investment team, with an average of 15 years of industry experience, utilizes a team approach to portfolio management. The team also draws upon Westwood’s other investment professionals, including more than 20 fundamental research analysts covering global equity markets.

Portfolio Team

David B. Clott, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Shawn J. Mato, CFA, CAIA

Portfolio Manager

Brendan M. Ryan, CFA

Research Analyst

Seth A. Gold

Trading

Samantha Breen

Operations