Credit Research Team

Credit research is the cornerstone of our investment process. Our credit process is based on rigorous fundamental credit analysis that seeks to thoroughly understand historic and prospective credit risks for the issuers in our universe and the sectors within which they operate. As a group the credit research team averages more than 26 years experience in the industry. Learn more about each team member's role below:

Robert Boucher, CFA

Robert Boucher, CFA

Senior Managing Director of Credit Research
32 years experience

In his role as director, Robert leads the firm's credit research efforts. In addition to managing the credit research team, Robert is actively involved in credit research within a number of sectors

Robert Hajduch

Robert Hajduch

Principal Credit Analyst
33 years experience

Rob is responsible for credit research within the global financial sector. 

Tim Russell

Tim Russell

Director, Municipal Credit
25 years experience

Tim is responsible for credit research within the municipal and sovereign sectors.

Eric Espeseth

Eric Espeseth

Principal Credit Analyst
17 years experience

Eric is responsible for credit research within the automotive, oil and gas, utility, media/telecom and Canadian bank sectors.

Mike Hilt, CFA

Mike Hilt, CFA

Senior Credit Analyst
33 years experience

Mike is responsible for credit research within the technology, retail, health care and industrial sectors.

Marin Komlan

Marin Komlan

Senior Credit Analyst
19 years experience

Marin is responsible for credit research within the municipal sector.

Jonathan Garrett

Jonathan Garrett

Associate Credit Analyst
1 year experience

Jonathan is responsible for credit research within the municipal sector.