Michael Hilt is a vice president with Sit Fixed Income and is focused on analysis and management of corporate bond investments in the firm’s separately-managed accounts, private investment funds, and mutual funds. Prior to joining Sit Investment Associates in 2022, Mike was a senior corporate bond analyst at U.S. Bancorp Asset Management for over five years. His background includes serving as a portfolio manager for an alternative income fund at Ziegler Capital Management, a credit analyst at Travelers Companies, an analyst, portfolio manager and trader for ABS, convertible securities and corporate bonds at Thrivent Financial, and a fixed income analyst, co-manager and portfolio analytics team leader at Conseco Capital Management. Prior to that Mike was the head of fixed income quantitative analysis, including MBS, derivatives, portfolio analysis and risk management at PPM America. Mike earned an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University in 2001. He received an M.S. degree in statistics in 1989 and a B.B.A. degree in finance in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mike is a CFA charter holder and an active volunteer with the CFA Society of Minnesota.