Western Asset Names Portfolio Managers for Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Team

Published : Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 5:19 AM

Greg Handler and Harris Trifon

Pasadena-based Western Asset Management Company has named portfolio managers Greg Handler, and Harris Trifonco, heads of its mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities (MBS/ABS) team, a report in the financial industry publication City Wire Selector said March 19.

In their new roles, Handler and Trifon will oversee Western Asset’s investment team across all sub-sectors of structured credit, including residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, and asset-backed securities, both in securitized and whole loan form, the report said.

Handler and Trifon have also joined Western Asset’s U.S. broad strategy committee and will be responsible for applying the company’s macro views across the strategies managed by the mortgage- and asset-backed team.

The two portfolio managers report to deputy chief investment officer Michael Buchanan.

Western Asset Management is a subsidiary of Legg Mason. According to its financial reports as of December 31, 2018, Western Asset, whose offices are at 385 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, had $429.1 billion in assets under management.


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