DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC (“Barrow Hanley”), one of the nation’s leading value-oriented investment managers, today announced the addition of two experienced investment professionals, Michael Trahan and James Silcock, to the newly-formed Bank Loan strategy as credit analysts. The appointments are part of a continuing expansion of Barrow Hanley’s fixed income offerings.
“Barrow Hanley has made great strides in expanding its presence within the bank loan and high yield fixed income space,” said Cory Martin, Executive Director at Barrow Hanley. “We are pleased to welcome these two high caliber additions to our growing Bank Loan team,” he said. “These hires reinforce Barrow Hanley’s commitment to providing quality investment opportunities to its clients,” added Martin.
The addition of Trahan and Silcock follows last month’s announcement of the firm’s plans to launch a Bank Loan strategy.
Nick Losey and Chet Pai joined Barrow Hanley earlier this year to lead and manage the strategy. Last month, the firm announced the appointment of Bill Braxton as Director of Client Development, responsible for business development, investor relations, and capital raising for Barrow Hanley’s fixed income strategies.
Both Trahan and Silcock will report to Losey and Pai, rounding out the new Bank Loan strategy as part of the broader fixed income team.
Trahan, who joined the firm as a Director, brings to Barrow Hanley 13 years of experience in high yield bonds, bank loans, credit default swaps (CDS), and equities. Most recently, Trahan served as a senior analyst at Carlson Capital and before that as a senior portfolio analyst at Highland Capital, where he worked closely with Losey and Pai on the investment team.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity with Barrow Hanley and to be reunited with my former teammates, Nick and Chet,” said Trahan. “I look forward to playing an active role in continuing to build Barrow Hanley’s fixed income business.”
Silcock has almost a decade of experience in high yield bonds and bank loans. He joins Barrow Hanley from CIFC Asset Management, where he was an associate. Before that, Silcock was a credit analyst at JAE Credit Management.
“Barrow Hanley has a long history of excellence within the fixed income space, and I am very pleased to join such a skilled team of investment professionals whose investment philosophies align with my own,” said Silcock.
About Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss
Founded in 1979 in Dallas, Texas, Barrow Hanley is a Delaware limited liability company and an SEC-registered investment adviser. Barrow Hanley is considered one of the most respected value-oriented asset managers in the country, providing investment strategies to institutional investors, mutual funds, and family offices. As of December 31, 2017, the firm had $91.7 billion in assets under management. To learn more, visit www.barrowhanley.com.