Bill HouseyManaging Director of Fixed-Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at First Trust
Bill joined First Trust Advisors L.P. in June 2010 as the Senior Portfolio Manager for the Leveraged Finance Investment Team and has over 24 years of investment experience. Bill is a Managing Director of Fixed-Income and is also a member of the First Trust Strategic Model Investment Committee and the Fixed-Income Sub-Committee.
Prior to joining First Trust, Bill was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and its wholly owned subsidiary, Van Kampen Funds, Inc., for 11 years where he last served as Executive Director and Co-Portfolio Manager. Bill has extensive experience in the portfolio management of both leveraged and unleveraged credit products, including senior loans, high-yield bonds, credit derivatives and corporate restructurings.
Bill received a BS in Finance from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA in Finance as well as Management and Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. He holds the FINRA Series 7, Series 52 and Series 63 licenses. Bill also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Bill also serves on the Village of Glen Ellyn, IL Police Pension Board.