Mr. DeMasi joined EquityCompass in July 2019 as a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Core Fixed Income Portfolios and co-manager of the High-Dividend Portfolio. Prior to joining the team, Jim served as the Chief Fixed Income Strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated for 12 years. At Stifel, Jim created investment portfolio and risk management strategies for the firm’s institutional fixed income clients. He published several periodic strategy reports on the fixed income markets, including Bond Market Weekly and Alpha Advisor. Previously, he spent five years at Legg Mason as a fixed income strategist and 13 years at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in bank supervision. His FDIC career included roles as a bank examiner, bond analyst, and senior capital markets specialist.
Jim has a B.S. in Finance from West Virginia University. He is also a CFA charter holder and member of the Baltimore Security Analyst Society.