Trading

Dexter J. Torres, CFADexter J. Torres, CFA

Senior Vice President, Head of Trading

Dexter is Head of Trading and a Portfolio Manager for the Tax Efficient Fixed Income Investments team. He also serves as a member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee.

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Dexter was a Principal at Samson Capital Advisors LLC prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, where he served as the firm’s Head Trader and as a member of the Investment Committee. Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan. Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations. Dexter will continue on as Head Trader at Fiera Capital, where he maintains responsibility for trading, contribution to investment strategy, and communication of market activity and opportunistic trading ideas.

Prior to Samson, Dexter was a Portfolio Manager and Trader at Lazard Asset Management focusing on the Municipal, US Government and Agency sectors for private clients and institutional accounts.  Before joining Lazard in 1999, he worked for Deutsche Bank in their Interest Rate Derivatives group and held various positions at Norwest Financial.

Dexter received his BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1995. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

Joseph BlockJoseph Block

Senior Trader

Joseph is a member of the Emerging Markets Equity team. He has over 13 years of experience trading across various markets.

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Joseph joined the City National Rochdale Emerging Markets team in April 2016. Prior to joining City National Rochdale, Joseph worked at Nine Chapters Capital Management, a spin-off of Two Sigma Investments. At Nine Chapters, Joseph monitored portfolio exposure, liquidity risk, and supported the maintenance of the trading platform by updating and monitoring algorithms. Joseph also was involved in the hedging process for the equity portfolio. Prior to that he served as the head of trading at EMA Capital, a hedge fund investing in quantitative strategies, where he focused on U.S. and international equities, as well as options, commodities, and currencies. Prior to EMA Capital, Joseph was a trader at First New York Securities, a proprietary trading firm, where his primary focus was domestic equities.

Joseph holds a B.A. in Finance and Management from Tulane University.

Eric BurtEric Burt

Vice President, Senior Trader

Eric oversees trading in different areas of the market including currencies, and domestic and international equities.

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Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Eric served as Head Trader at EII Capital Management since 2004. In this role Eric was responsible for trading the firm’s $13.5 billion AUM globally. During his tenure at EII, he developed and expanded the firm’s trading counterparty list as well as upgrading the firm’s trading infrastructure. Eric also played an integral role in enhancing the firm’s oversite by establishing and heading both a best execution and soft dollar committee.

Eric also served multiple roles as an equity trader and investment associate at Glickenhaus and Company where he executed in many different sectors including corporate and municipal bonds as well as equities and options.  It was during this time that Eric became the personal trader for Seth Glickenhaus, the organization’s Patriarch and founder.

Eric received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University.

Ryan J. HermsenRyan J. Hermsen

Assistant Vice President

Ryan purchases and sells bonds for client portfolios and supports portfolio managers and analysts with regards to the day to day movements within the investment marketplace.

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Ryan joined Samson Capital Advisors LLC in May 2005 as a trader. Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan. Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations. 

Prior to joining Samson, Ryan worked for the First National Bank of Omaha, where he joined the E-Commerce Group in 2000 after going through the Management Training Program. In his capacity as Senior Client Consultant, Ryan evaluated merchant risk exposure and provided financial analysis and reporting on the company's top merchants.

Ryan received his BS in Marketing from Marquette University in 1999. He also received an MBA in Investment Management from Fordham University in 2004.

M. Ryan KearneyM. Ryan Kearney

Vice President

Ryan executes daily fixed income transactions for all investment strategies and portfolio managers and analysts with market commentary and analysis.

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Ryan joined Samson Capital Advisors LLC in 2010 as a Trader.  Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan.  Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations.  

Ryan entered the municipal bond industry in 1995, after receiving a B.A. in Marketing from St. John's University. Previously, Ryan was a Portfolio Manager and Trader at Western Asset Management, responsible for portfolio construction and trading for high net worth individuals. Prior to joining Western Asset in 2005, Ryan held various positions including Portfolio Manager and Trader for the municipal bond strategy at Citigroup Asset Management since 1995.

Ryan is an active member of the Municipal Bond Club of New York.

Equity Trading

Casey Darnieder, Trading Manager (Dayton)
Debra Bossert, Senior Equity Trader
Ryan Holway, Equity Trader
Luke Keiser, Trade Implementation Analyst