CEO of North America
Cliff joined Insight and the Executive Management Committee in January 2015 following BNY Mellon’s acquisition of Cutwater Asset Management (Cutwater). Cliff joined Cutwater in 1994, helping build the firm into one of the largest fixed income managers in the world with over $20 billion under management for pension funds, global banks, insurance companies, corporations and U.S. municipalities.
Prior to joining Cutwater, Cliff served as co-head of a fixed income division at Alliance Capital Management. He has also served as a credit analyst, restructuring specialist, trader and portfolio manager.
Cliff was an early pioneer in the credit derivatives market, developing several investment programmes starting in 2000, expanding this area to create the MINTS fund. He is a frequent guest host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and has lectured on finance at Columbia University and New York University.
Cliff holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University. He also holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society.