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Investing in an Ever-Changing World

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Dec 1, 2021 12:46 PM

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Hunter Meisenheimer
Managing Director, Fixed Income Research @Raymond James
Hunter Meisenheimer serves as a Managing Director in Fixed Income Research on the Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading Desk. He works with institutions to find value in Agency MBS and CMBS, and to develop portfolio enhancement strategies. Prior to becoming Senior Mortgage Analyst, he worked with the Total Return and Insurance Strategies group. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Masters of Business Administration. Hunter also earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in both Banking & Finance and Managerial Finance, also from the University of Mississippi. Hunter also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He joined Raymond James (formerly Morgan Keegan) in October 2005. He holds the following professional licenses: Series 7 - General Securities Representative, Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law, and Series 16 - Supervisory Analyst.
Cas Lane
Director, Fixed Income Research @Raymond James
Cas Lane serves as a Director in Fixed Income Research on the Mortgage- Backed Securities Trading Desk. He works with depository institutions, insurance companies and total return managers to determine relative value in mortgage securities, and to develop investment portfolio and earnings enhancement strategies. Cas was hired in 2012 by our Portfolio Accounting department where he had hands on exposure to a broad spectrum of investment sectors and handled the sometimes confusing accounting metrics used for these products. Cas moved to his current role as co-head of MBS research in 2015. Cas is a graduate of Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Political Science. Cas holds the following professional licenses: Series 7 - General Securities Representative and Series 63--Uniform Securities Agent State Law.
Howard Benz
Managing Director, Fixed Income Strategies @Raymond James
As a Managing Director, Howard leads the Fixed Income Strategies Group at RAYMOND JAMES®. Howard’s previous experience in valuing closely held depositories serves him well in determining strategies that improve franchise value. His responsibilities include evaluating balance sheets and identifying strategies to mitigate clients’ interest rate risk positions, while improving earnings and managing liquidity. He co-created The Optimal Solution which is utilized to enhance customer portfolios. After analyzing thousands of bonds, this tool selects the optimal combination of securities that provides the greatest return, without exceeding customers’ policy limits. Howard is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Christian Brothers University. He holds the following professional licenses: Series 7 - General Securities Representative; Series 24-General Securities Principal.