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William Blair Continues Expansion of Fixed Income Team

October 2, 2018

CHICAGO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--William Blair, a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, is pleased to announce that Daniel T. Mena and Dario J. Rossi have joined the firm’s Fixed Income team in New York. Mr. Mena joins as a managing director, head of Fixed Income Sales, where he will focus on managing and expanding the firm’s fixed income distribution platform. Mr. Rossi joins as a salesperson and will be an integral part of the firm’s continuing efforts to expand its high-yield sales and trading business. Collectively, Mena and Rossi bring more than 40 years of experience in fixed income sales and trading to a growing team of sales, trading, and research professionals.

“Expanding our high-yield business is a key part of our strategy to grow our fixed income business,” said Kelly Martin, William Blair’s head of Fixed Income and Leveraged Finance. “Dan and Dario bring a wealth of experience, relationships, and knowledge to the team. We are excited to have them join us.”

Most recently, Mr. Mena was with Credit Agricole, where he was managing director and headed Credit Sales and Trading for the Americas. Before that, he was a managing director and head of Institutional Credit Trading at Advisors Asset Management, and a managing director, high-yield trader at Merrill Lynch. He earned his M.B.A. in finance from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, and his A.B. in psychology from Princeton University.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to join and manage a growing fixed income team,” said Mr. Mena. “William Blair has a stellar reputation of delivering world-class service for its clients, and the development of the fixed income business is the natural extension of the firm’s M&A and Advisory capabilities.”

Mr. Rossi spent 21 years at JP Morgan before joining William Blair, most recently as executive director, High-Yield and Distressed Credit Odd Lot Trading. Mr. Rossi earned his B.B.A. in management from Hofstra University.

“Having served clients for the past 20-plus years, the hard work, value, and personal service I have always provided my clients fits very well into the William Blair culture,” said Mr. Rossi.

William Blair’s Fixed Income team makes markets in high-yield and investment-grade bonds, preferred stock, and asset-backed securities. The group serves institutional investors, including hedge funds, asset managers, and insurance company investors, in the United States and Europe.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.* For more information, please visit williamblair.com.

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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CONTACT: William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

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