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Michael Freas

Chicago, IL 60622 ∙ 847-644-0089 ∙

Nominated for Spirit award at LaSalle Bank for my work creating training manuals outlining features of our portfolio software
Researched and resolved over 90% of outstanding exceptions via extensive overtime in my last few months at the firm
Recognized at a special event by the senior management team at Northern Trust as a significant contributor
Maintained quality of service after company integration expanded my portfolio coverage by 33% in one year
Helped design and implement a new funds transfer system that increased efficiency by at least 75%
Led a research and analysis project to reconcile client portfolios with IRS data
Attained Series 6 and 63 securities licenses

Professional Experience
Portfolio Analyst/Trader Chicago, IL 2009 – Present
Monitor business news, economic data, and corporate earnings to facilitate investment decisions
Execute trades and allocate capital among various equities, ETF’s and other financial instruments
Analyze and interpret developments both financial and political that effect market valuations
Research and evaluate the financial condition of prospective companies

LaSalle Bank Chicago, IL 2007 – 2009

Transaction Analyst
Communicated investment activity with portfolio managers and institutional clients
Executed and reconciled all trade activity while ensuring compliance with the appropriate investment restrictions
Coordinated with custodians to resolve discrepancies including factor updates, rate changes, and fails
Processed every security transaction in 20 portfolios including bonds, MBS, CMBS, bank loans and swaps
Monitored available cash and administered the movement of funds between internal accounts and counterparties
Wired millions of asset proceeds to investors and counterparties on a monthly and quarterly basis
Managed all legal documentation and financial records for client accounts

Northern Trust Chicago, IL 2000 – 2006

Securities Analyst ~ Stocks

Managed and organized the response for any issue regarding U.S. stock held by foreign clients
Solely accountable for reconciling all U.S. equity trade activity for global clients
Earned the highest possible performance rating for 4 consecutive years
Processed dividends and corporate actions for the DTC income team

Securities Analyst ~ Eurodollars

Processed/Settled all Federal Eurodollar maturity trades
Analyzed all trade parameters to ensure accuracy and prevent failed trades
Coordinated and confirmed the receipt of wires to complete the trade process
Executed the daily movement of funds in excess of a billion dollars

Securities Analyst ~ Bonds

Analyzed scheduled interest payments and reconciled information with DTC
Investigated and analyzed discrepancies between market and client information
Researched inquiries and contacted other banks and brokerage firms to resolve
Personally trained and cross-trained new employees on Bloomberg, Portia and various internal software

Technical Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, Bloomberg, DTC, CDO Suite, Portia, Fundmaster, Staars, Swift, Fedwire, Lotus Notes, Outlook, internet
research and numerous proprietary portfolio management systems

Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
Bachelors of Science Degree – Finance

Regimented physical fitness routine
Avid skier and skydiver