OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McDonnell Investment Management, LLC (“McDonnell”), an Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based fixed income asset manager, announced that James LeBuhn has joined the firm as Vice President-Senior Fixed Income Analyst. Mr. LeBuhn will provide credit research on municipal bonds, concentrating his analysis on the healthcare sector. With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Mr. LeBuhn brings a wealth of experience to the team in the areas of forward looking credit analysis and relative value assessment.
“Jim LeBuhn’s extensive credit analytical background, particularly in the healthcare space, will strengthen the investment team decision-making capability. His focus on the healthcare sector will enable McDonnell to further identify opportunities in one of the largest and most dynamic segments of the muni market today,” said Mark Giura, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at McDonnell. “McDonnell remains committed to ensuring that it has the necessary credit research depth and expertise to meet our client investment objectives.”
Prior to joining McDonnell, Mr. LeBuhn served as Senior Director, Sector Head, U.S. Public Finance for Fitch Ratings in Chicago, Illinois. In that role, he led the non-profit healthcare and higher education analytical team with respect to ensuring sector compliance with analytical policies and procedures. In addition, he directed the team in the development and updating of rating criteria and produced special reports and commentary. His work also involved serving as chairman on a majority of healthcare committees.
About McDonnell Investment Management, LLC
McDonnell Investment Management, LLC is a fixed income asset management firm based in suburban Chicago with approximately $11.5 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. McDonnell manages a wide range of fixed income assets across a diverse client base. The company is an SEC registered investment adviser and is wholly owned by Natixis Global Asset Management. More information is available at www.mcdmgmt.com.
About Natixis Global Asset Management
Natixis Global Asset Management serves thoughtful investment professionals worldwide through our Durable Portfolio Construction® approach: applying risk-minded insights to empower more intelligent investing. Uniting over 20 specialized investment managers globally ($877 billion AUM1), Natixis is ranked among the world’s largest asset management firms.
1 Net asset value as of December 31, 2016. Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the SEC’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1.