SPECIALIZED Investment Services, Thought Leadership, Client-Focused Culture

Austin Atlantic Asset Management and its predecessor firms have been innovators in asset management since the mid 1980’s. We are focused on providing investment services to institutional investors and borrowers which unique investment products and investment processes

Why Austin Atlantic 

Specialized Investment Services

Thought Leadership

Client-Driven Culture


Austin Atlantic Asset Management, Co. is an SEC-registered institutional asset management firm focused on sourcing, developing, and managing investment opportunities in the financing of capital markets instruments, including securities and loans. Founded by Rodger D. Shay, Jr. and lead by Sean Kelleher, the Austin Atlantic comprises a team of seasoned investment professionals, bankers, and traders with decades of experience in institutional fixed income markets at firms including Merrill Lynch, Alliance Bernstein, HSBC, and Citibank. The firm leverages its extensive banking and capital markets experience to identify actionable financing opportunities as both stand-alone strategies and in combination with conventional securities investments. This approach empowers Austin Atlantic to seek attractive risk-adjusted performance across credit and interest rate cycles. The company is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida with offices in New York, New York.


Emerging as a distinct asset class over the course of the last decade, the financing of loans and securities is evolving into a robust market, offering astute investors a broad spectrum of collateral types and risk profiles. While assets and counterparties vary widely, common to all financing transactions is the opportunity to generate yield with a fraction of the price risk of the underlying instruments. The professionals at Austin Atlantic are experts in the financing of loans and securities. To generate alpha, the team focuses on structuring transactions with non-standard collateral and/or underserved counterparties. The firm’s investment vehicles include separately managed accounts and mutual funds.


  • Identifying gaps in the front, middle, and back-office processes that may result in the misallocation of assets to the detriment of returns.
  • Developing optimization strategies based on quantitative analysis of historical liquidity demands within the context of investment policy parameters.
  • Sourcing diversified investment counterparties and eligible instruments/collateral.
  • Providing fee-based resources to actively manage short-term investments.