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Robert G. Smith
President & Chief Investment Officer

Bob began his career at Moody's Investors Service as a member of the Corporate Bond Rating Committee; he then went on to Loeb, Rhodes & Co. to cover the insurance industry in the Institutional Equity Research department. He then worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. for 13 years in a variety of institutional research, trading and portfolio management roles in New York and London. During this period, he was assigned to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency as a Resident Financial Advisor in Riyadh responsible for managing the foreign reserves of the Central Bank.

Bob's investment research and comments have been featured in a wide variety of media and publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Grant's Market Observer and Bloomberg Business News Services. He is a past recipient of the Stephen L. Kessler Award from the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Thomas H. Urano
Managing Partner, Portfolio Management

Thomas is a Managing Partner of the firm and a member of the Investment Committee. He leads the portfolio management team overseeing Sage’s fixed income and equity strategies. Prior to joining Sage, Thomas worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York trading fixed income assets and implementing investment strategy on behalf of the firm's institutional clients. Thomas began his career in 1996 as a fixed income portfolio analyst with Morgan Keegan. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Robert D. Williams
Managing Partner, Director of Research

Rob is a Principal and Managing Director of the firm and a member of the investment committee. He serves as the Director of Research. He received his B.A. in Financial Management from the University of Colorado. Rob is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. Before joining Sage, Rob was a Fixed Income Strategist for UBS in New York. He was also a former Senior Wealth Management Strategist for Mutual of New York and a Research Analyst for Merrill Lynch. Rob brings over 18 years of experience in credit analysis and corporate finance to the firm.

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