Jose A. Pluto, Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2021. Jose is a Portfolio Manager and member of the Structured Products team, where he is involved in research and management for securitized credit. Prior to joining the firm, Jose was Head of Mortgage Credit Research for Aegon Asset Management, where he oversaw research efforts across several structured finance sectors. Additionally, Jose led Aegon's structured finance responsible investment research and portfolio management efforts. Prior to joining Aegon in 2017, Jose was a research analyst with Thornburg Investment Management and a rates specialist with Stark Investments. Previously, Jose worked in the Interest Rate Products groups at Goldman Sachs (2004 – 2011), Bank One (2002 – 2004) and J.P. Morgan (1999 – 2002). Jose earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.