Martin Fridson


CEO of Income Securities Advisors, Inc

Meet Martin Fridson, the CEO of Income Securities Advisors, LLC, and Chief Investment Officer of Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, LLC. Fridson is an accomplished American author who has applied rigorous financial theory to the field of high yield bonds and fixed income securities alike. He is widely recognized as the "dean of high yield debt" in financial circles and is a philanthropist and writer of financial reporting, financial history, and political economy.

Fridson graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. His career in the finance industry began at Mitchell Hutchins, where he worked as an electric utility bond trader. He later worked at various financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch, where he was director of high yield strategy until 2002.

Fridson's contributions to the field of high yield debt include challenging market lore and accepted practices by using statistical and econometric techniques to develop active trading strategies. He has also documented a definitive history of the high yield debt market, which had previously been shrouded in myth. He has written numerous articles on bonds and fixed income investing and has authored seven books. He is also a past president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society.

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