Ian C. Burdette, CFA, CMT Joins Academy Securities as Managing Director, Head of Term Rates Trading

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Ian Burdette as Managing Director, Head of Term Rates Trading.

Mr. Burdette brings with him a wealth of experience in the financial industry earned over a 25-year period. Prior to joining Academy, Mr. Burdette was a Senior Managing Director at Tribal Capital Markets, where he contributed to the platform in a variety of roles in Fixed Income and Capital Markets. Before joining Tribal, Mr. Burdette was Managing Director, GSE/SSA Trading at Mizuho from 2011-2018. Mr. Burdette also held positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Burdette will be a Managing Director of the Term Rates desk focusing on term Agency debt including fixed rate bullets, callable bonds, and structured notes, as well as Treasury trading. He will be integral to the Firm’s growing Rates and Agency platform.

“We are pleased to have such an experienced and well-respected industry professional join our team,” stated Chance Mims, CEO of Academy Securities. “Ian’s expertise will be additive to the growing platform at Academy and will help us continue in our goal of adding unique value to clients through trade ideas, insights, and execution.”

Mr. Burdette commented on his joining Academy Securities, “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Academy Securities and their impressive team. The DVBE / MBE space is a very important and growing part of the capital markets and I feel strongly that my breadth of institutional fixed income experience will help Academy expand its connectivity with clients while supporting its social mission of veteran hiring.”

“The Academy Team is thrilled to add Ian to our growing team. Not only will his skill set contribute to the success of our rates desk and its clients, but Ian will be a great mentor to the transitioning military veterans building their careers at Academy,” said Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, Sacramento and South Norwalk. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.


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