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Hall of Fame

In 1995, the Fixed Income Analysts Society established a Hall of Fame to recognize the lifetime achievements of outstanding practitioners in the advancement of the analysis of fixed-income securities and portfolios. Inductees will have made major contributions to the advancement of fixed-income analysis and portfolio management. These contributions may be academic, business-related or FIASI-related. The Board of Directors determines the annual inductees.

Martin L. Leibowitz, PhD was selected as the first inductee for his work facilitating the development of mortgage- backed securities, fixed-income indices, zero coupon bonds, portfolio dedication and immunization and bond portfolio measurement tools. Over the past 22 years, 49 members have joined the FIASI Hall of Fame.

 

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Mary MillerMary John Miller served as the U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Domestic Finance from March 2012 to September 2014. She was responsible for Treasury debt management, fiscal operations, recovery from the financial crisis, and implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. From February 2010 to March 2012, she served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets, where she was responsible for conducting Treasury auctions and monitoring all financial markets for the Treasury Secretary. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve in both positions. On her retirement from the Treasury she received the Alexander Hamilton Award for Distinguished Service.

Prior to her public service, Ms. Miller spent 26 years in the investment management industry with the T. Rowe Price Group in Baltimore, MD. She was the Director of the Fixed Income Division from 2004 through 2009. She also served on the firm’s Management Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, and as a trustee of the T. Rowe Price Foundation.

Ms. Miller currently serves as a director on the boards of the Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (Santa Clara, CA) and The Jeffrey Company (Columbus, OH). From 2014 to 2018 she also served as a director of ICE Benchmark Administration in London. In addition, she is a trustee of Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and The Urban Institute (Washington, DC), and a senior fellow at The Johns Hopkins University 21st Century Cities Initiative (Baltimore, MD).

Ms. Miller earned a B.A. from Cornell University and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. She resides in Baltimore, MD and is married with two sons.

Mark SchenkmanMark R. Shenkman founded Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. III 1985, one of the first independent high yield investment managers. He serves as the firm's Chairman, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. With 48 years of investment experience, 40 years of which have been focused on leveraged finance, he is considered one of the original pioneers of the high yield bond and loan markets. He began investing in high yield securities in 1977 as the portfolio manager of Fidelity's first high yield bond mutual fund. He established one of Wall Street's earliest departments dedicated to the research, selling and trading of high yield securities at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in New York as Vice President of the High Yield Bond Department. Prior to founding Shenkman Capital, he was President and Chief Investment Officer of First Investors Asset Management in New York, which managed the largest high yield mutual fund at the time.

He is a co-author of two textbooks on the high yield market, entitled High Yield Bonds: Market Structure, Portfolio Management and Credit Risk Modeling (McGraw Hill, 1999) and Leveraged Financial Markets (McGraw Hill, 2010).

Additionally, Mr. Shenkman is actively involved in not-for-profit and philanthropic activities, including as an Emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the University of Connecticut Foundation and former Chairman of the Board; a Board of Trustee Emeritus at The George Washington University; Vice Chairman of the Board at Wilbraham & Monson Academy since 1969; and as a Board of Advisor Emeritus at the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business. He is currently the Treasurer of the Union League Club of New York.

Mr. Shenkman received a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (1965) and an MBA from The George Washington University (1967). He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Computers Systems Command (1967-1969). Mr. Shenkman also received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the University of Connecticut (2007).

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