OUR FIRM

The Austin Atlantic team is a seasoned, diverse group of investment professionals, bankers, traders, and financial technology executives comprised of alumni from Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Alliance Bernstein, along with banks and credit unions. Leveraging experience and creativity, we drive value for traditional bank, credit union, and institutional clients by creating successful strategies and innovative products uniquely suited to serve each client’s individual investment mandates and objectives.

OUR FOCUS

Superior performance and advice

Thought Leadership

Client Service Focused

  • Fixed Income investment services designed to meet the stringent regulatory and investment objectives of depositories but with applicability to all investors
  • Equity investment services with an advanced investment process designed to deliver superior nominal and risk-adjusted returns across a broad array of sectors and geographic markets

OUR TEAM

Rodger Shay, Jr.

President of Austin Atlantic Capital

Rodger Shay, Jr.

President of Austin Atlantic Capital

Mr. Shay, Jr. has more than 30 years experience in the fixed-income market. From 1981 to 1985, he traded US Treasury securities for Merrill Lynch at its trading desks in New York and Tokyo. In addition, he served as the trading desk liaison to the monetary authorities and supranational agencies in Asia. From 1985 to 1988, he was the senior trader and manager of the CMO and ABS trading desk for Merrill Lynch. Since then, he has held various senior and executive roles within Austin Atlantic Capital and Asset Atlantic Asset Management (and its predecessor firms). Mr. Shay holds a BA from Colgate University.

S. Sean Kelleher

President & Chief Investment Strategist for Austin Atlantic Asset Management Co.

S. Sean Kelleher

President & Chief Investment Strategist for Austin Atlantic Asset Management Co.

Prior to joining Austin Atlantic, as its fixed-income portfolio manager, Mr. Kelleher  served as Senior Vice President at AllianceBernstein where he managed investment strategies that used a variety of advanced liability management and hedging techniques in the interest rate futures, swaps and volatility markets. His team managed a variety of strategies, including hedge funds, institutional long-only mandates, and mutual funds. He was directly responsible for $11 billion in investor assets, as well as another $30 billion managed by other teams. In 2000, he started the first MBS/ABS/CMBS hedge fund at AllianceBernstein focused on relative value trading in the MBS market as well as credit strategies in RMBS and CMBS. Clients included FHLMC, the State Agency for Foreign Exchange (Central Bank of China), and a variety of Fortune 100 and overseas clients. He was a member of the Fixed Income Investment Strategy Committee and Chair of the Structured Assets Research Review Committee. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Mr. Kelleher was as a trader in MBS swaps and pass-through securities at Deutsche Bank, Normura Securities and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Kelleher holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia and is a CFA charter holder.

 

Bob Jones

Portfolio Manager – Large Cap Equity Fund (Ticker: IICAX)

Bob Jones

Portfolio Manager – Large Cap Equity Fund (Ticker: IICAX)

Mr. Jones has had a distinguished career as a pioneer in quantitative investment strategies and as a published author in major financial journals. In addition to serving as the Equity Strategies Portfolio Manager at Austin Atlantic, Mr. Jones is the CIO and Chairman of System Two Advisors, a quantitatively driven equity asset manager. Mr. Jones founded the Global Quantitative Equity Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 1989, which grew to over $100B in AUM under his leadership. Mr. Jones was named a partner of GS in 2002 and retired in 2010. Prior to joining GSAM, Mr. Jones was a quantitative analyst at Brignoli Models, Lehman Brothers, and  Goldman Sachs. Mr. Jones holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Jones serves on the Investment Advisory Board at the University of Michigan, board member of the David Lynch Foundation, and member and Past President of the Society of Quantitative Analysts (SQA).

 

Daniel J. Wallace, CFA

Senior Vice President, Director of Distribution for Austin Atlantic Capital

Daniel J. Wallace, CFA

Senior Vice President, Director of Distribution for Austin Atlantic Capital

Mr. Wallace has spent 11 years working with Austin Atlantic advising institutional clients in investment and cash alternatives to achieve top-performing portfolios.  Prior experience included Darling Consulting Group where he advised over 200 community financial institutions in developing asset liability strategies and at Putnam Investments and State Street Investments where he worked in Mutual Fund distribution and custody. Mr. Wallace holds a BSBA from the University of Massachusetts and an international MBA from Salem State University/Sup de Co Montpellier Business School in France. He is also an active member of the CFA Society as well as the Financial Managers Society.

Mitch Glass, CPA

Senior Vice President, Southeast Regional Director – Austin Atlantic Capital, Inc.

Mitch Glass, CPA

Senior Vice President, Southeast Regional Director – Austin Atlantic Capital, Inc.

Mr. Glass has spent 20 years working with Austin Atlantic and serving the cash management and investment needs of financial institutions. Prior positions include CFO of Eastern Airlines Federal Credit Union. Mr. Glass started his career as an accountant with KPMG. Mr. Glass holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Florida.

Lou Nolan

Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Director – Austin Atlantic Capital, Inc.

Lou Nolan

Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Director – Austin Atlantic Capital, Inc.

For over 25 years, Mr. Nolan has served in various roles in the financial industry including assisting financial institutions in entering sales of alternative products such as annuities and securities, now specializing in managed product, CD’s, MBS and treasuries. Lou previously served with large Philadelphia thrift PSFS, as Director of Retail Sales. He is Series 7 & 63 registered.

Lou attended St. Joseph’s University and is an active as member and director of both Financial Managers Society of Philadelphia and Insured Financial Institutions of the Delaware Valley. He was recently elected to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame relating to his many years of broadcasting for the Philadelphia Flyers of  the National Hockey League.

Ericka Quevedo

Vice President

Ericka Quevedo

Vice President

Ms. Quevedo has over 18 years of fixed income and capital markets sales experience. Prior to joining Austin Atlantic, Ms. Quevedo was in fixed income sales and trading with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. for 14 years. BS in Finance and Economics from Babson College.

Aaron Rodriguez

CFO

Aaron Rodriguez

CFO

Mr. Rodriguez has over 20 years experience as a CFO and financial principal in broker dealers and commercial banking. Mr. Rodriguez prior experience included serving as a CFO of American Express Bank, CFO of Bank of Coral Gables, and Global Corporate Controller for Bulltick Capital Markets, LLC. Mr. Rodriquez began his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Mr. Rodriquez holds a BA in accounting from Universidad Anahuac, a Masters of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA from Instituto Tecnologico Automono de Mexico.

Kevin A. Rowe Chief Compliance Officer krowe@austinatlantic.com
305.507.1536
Maggie Batista Portfolio Manager/Operations, Austin Atlantic Asset Management mbatista@austinatlantic.com
305.507.1540
Anna Galliano  Portfolio Manager agalliano@austinatlantic.com
908.608.8805

Kevin A. Rowe

Chief Compliance Officer

Maggie Batista

Portfolio Manager/Operations, Austin Atlantic Asset Management

Anna Galliano

 Portfolio Manager