Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
First Trust Advisors
Mr. Housey, CFA®, is the Senior Portfolio Manager for the First Trust Advisors Leveraged Finance Investment Team, which had approximately $800 million under management or supervision as of March 2012. He has nearly 16 years of investment experience and has extensive experience in portfolio management of both leveraged and unleveraged credit products, including senior loans, high-yield bonds, credit derivatives (CDS/LCDS) and work-outs/corporate restructurings.
Prior to joining First Trust Advisors, Mr. Housey served as Executive Director and co-portfolio manager at Van Kampen Funds, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley ("Morgan Stanley/Van Kampen"), where he was a Portfolio Manager of structured products and a Senior Analyst. Mr. Housey previously managed two collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and an unlevered comingled institutional fund. Mr. Housey also has extensive retail fundraising experience, having actively participated in the successful $1.1 billion launch of the Van Kampen Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fund, and extensive institutional fundraising experience, having assisted in the CLO and comingled fund marketing effort.
Mr. Housey received a B.S. in finance from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in finance as well as management and strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial AnalystŪ designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.