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Brian L. Placzek, CFA

Brian L. Placzek, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Placzek is the Head of High Yield Research and High Yield Portfolio Manager for SiM. He has 25+ years of experience in investment management and financial analysis.  Prior to SiM, Mr. Placzek was Head of Fixed Income/Research at Edge Asset Management, an affiliate of Principal Global Investors.  He worked for Edge Asset Management (and its predecessor) from 1990 to 2010. Prior to Edge, he had been at Washington Mutual Bank, where he worked as an investment grade and high yield bond analyst/trader. Mr. Placzek earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1994, is a member of the CFA Society of Seattle and received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Seattle University.