Michael Brilley is the president and senior fixed income officer of Sit Fixed Income and oversees the operations and management of taxable and municipal strategies for custom separately-managed accounts, private investment funds, and mutual funds portfolios. He leads a team of fixed income portfolio managers and analysts. Michael is also a senior vice president and senior fixed income officer for Sit Investment Associates. He joined Sit Investment Associates as the firm was establishing Sit Fixed Income Advisors in 1984 – adding taxable and municipal fixed income investment strategies to the firm’s growth equity strategies. With an extensive fixed income background and expertise, Michael was instrumental in the growth of Sit Fixed Income Advisors, which today manages several billion dollars in fixed income securities across separately-managed accounts, private investment funds, and mutual funds.
Immediately before joining Sit Investment Associates, Michael spent nearly ten years with First Bank Minneapolis where he was a vice president and senior fixed income officer. His responsibilities at First Bank included management of over $2.5 billion of assets in bond portfolios for the Bank’s institutional customers, First Bank’s own investment portfolio, and two money market mutual funds. Michael’s experience also includes seven years in the trust departments of Merchants National Bank of Indianapolis and the Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago. His experience includes both credit and equity analysis and the management of debt and equity portfolios. Collective bond funds that he has managed have been leaders in investment performance.
Michael earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Millikin University in 1967.
Michael has served as a voluntary financial advisor to various municipal entities and has spoken at numerous regional and national investment conferences.