Garth FriesenPrincipal & Portfolio Manager at III Capital Management
Garth Friesen is a principal of III Capital Management where he is also a portfolio manager for the III funds. Garth joined III in 1998 and has served in multiple capacities at the firm, including Head of the firm's Credit business, Head of the Portfolio Overlay business, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Garth’s specific investment expertise lies in numerous markets, including US Treasuries, Agency MBS, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, international sovereigns, and interest rate derivatives. Prior to joining III, Garth worked in London, UK as a trader for Merrill Lynch in their non-dollar swap business from 1994 to 1996, and from 1996 to 1998 he was a director at Union Bank of Switzerland where he worked as a proprietary trader in the fixed-income derivatives group. Garth graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He also earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1994. Garth served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from its inception in July 2009 through January 2014. Garth is also the author of Bite the Ass Off A Bear, Getting In and Standing Out on a Hedge Fund Trading Floor.