The Co-Authors

Tracy V. Maitland has essentially devoted his entire career to convertible securities since he graduated from Columbia University in 1982. He is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Advent Capital Management, which he founded in 1995. The firm has grown to be one of the largest money management firms that emphasizes convertible securities. Prior to joining Advent, Tracy was a Director in the Convertible Securities Department at Merrill Lynch, where he was instrumental in introducing convertibles as an asset class to major institutional investors worldwide. The extensive investment knowledge that Tracy developed during his 13 years at Merrill Lynch inspired him to found Advent Capital Management. Aside from his leadership of Advent Capital Management, he has served on numerous boards, including the ASPCA, the Columbia College Board of Visitors, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (CGPS), Advisory Council for WCS (World Conservation Society), the Apollo Theater, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), and the Studio Museum of Harlem.

F. Barry Nelson, CFA,® has a broad background in investing dating to 1972. He is a Partner of Advent Capital Management, where he served as a portfolio manager for 17 years. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the firm since retirement in 2013. Previously, Barry was twice employed by Value Line, where he rose from analyst trainee to portfolio manager. He was Lead Manager of the Value Line Convertible Fund and the Value Line US Multinational Fund, President and portfolio manager of the Value Line US Government Securities Fund, and Research Director of the Value Line Convertibles Survey. Barry also served as a global equities analyst for seven years at three broker dealers. Prior to his investing roles, Barry served as an editor for Datamation and Business Week. He earned a BA in psychology from New York University and an MBA in finance from St. John’s University.

Daniel G. Partlow has extensive experience in quantitative analysis. He is a Managing Director and the Chief Risk Officer of Advent Capital Management, responsible for overseeing market, credit, and operational risk management. Prior to joining Advent Capital Management in 2011, Daniel served as a Managing Director and the Chief Risk Officer of Stanfield Capital Partners, which focused on leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and tranche investment strategies. At Stanfield, he held responsibility for all risk management, quantitative analysis, and performance reporting. Previously, he also worked in risk management at MBIA and American International Group (AIG). He has also advised banks and multinational corporations as a risk management consultant. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He earned an MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School in 1993, where he taught risk management as a teaching assistant.