Lorenzo Newsome, Jr, CFA, FRM, PRM / Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Portfolio Manager

Lorenzo serves as Piedmont’s Chief Investment Strategist and fixed income portfolio manager. Prior to joining Piedmont, Lorenzo served as President and Chief Investment Officer of NCM Capital. He was the leader of the investment team, responsible for all aspects of performance, as well as the lead portfolio manager on the high yield strategy. Previously, Lorenzo was CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Xavier Capital Management where he was responsible for providing financial oversight, strategic direction and overseeing the implementation of the firm’s investment strategies. Before that he served as Director of Risk Management, Alternative Assets at Friedman Billings Ramsey Investment Management (FBRIM) and prior to joining FBRIM, Lorenzo was a Senior Financial Risk Officer for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO).

Lorenzo received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and an MBA from Bowie State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In addition, he holds the Financial Risk Manager and the Professional Risk Manager designations and is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. His comments on fixed income markets have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Leveraged Finance News and Associated Press articles. He also has published academic research papers in the Journal of Investing.