Tracy V. Maitland
President and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Maitland serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Advent Capital Management, LLC. Prior to founding Advent, Mr. Maitland was a Director in the Convertible Securities Department in the Capital Markets Division at Merrill Lynch. As the major distribution link between investors and issuers, Mr. Maitland leveraged Merrill Lynch’s preeminent position in convertibles to create a unique advantage in investing and trading in the convertible market. Mr. Maitland advised institutions on investing in specific convertible issues in their respective convertible, fixed income and equity portfolios. The extensive investment knowledge that Mr. Maitland developed during his 13 year tenure at Merrill Lynch inspired him to found Advent Capital Management, LLC in order to satisfy the growing demand for investment expertise in convertible securities and other parts of the capital structure that are influenced by convertible valuations, such as high yield and bank debt.
Mr. Maitland serves on the Board of Trustees for the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and is Chairman of the Board for an Advent publicly traded closed-end fund (NYSE: AVK). He is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Council, where he primarily focuses on legislative affairs, and previously served on the Boards of the ASPCA, Columbia Board of Visitors, the Apollo Theater, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Tracy has also worked closely with Icon Mann, an organization committed to positively transforming the dialogue and imaging of African Americans through content and community engagement.
He is a graduate of Columbia College at Columbia University.