Jim DeMasi joined EquityCompass in July 2019 as a Senior Portfolio Manager for fixed income. Prior to joining the portfolio management team, Mr. DeMasi served as the Chief Fixed Income Strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated for 12 years. At Stifel, Mr. DeMasi 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 in bank supervision. His FDIC career included roles as a bank examiner, bond analyst, and senior capital markets specialist.
Mr. DeMasi 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.