Mike Grasso ’06/Citicorp New York, NY

Mike Grasso ’06 recently sent an update on his work at Citi, where he has been for the past five years.  He tells us that he has had a range of experiences since joining the corporation, including sales, rates, mortgages and IG Corp/credit.  He moved over to a trading desk in early 2012, specializing in trading CDO’s (collateralized debt obligations).  Mike tells us he’s “very happy with the move, ” especially since the current low-yield environment has encouraged investors to move out of corporate bonds into the CDO markeplace.

Mike continues to enjoy life in New York, and says  it would be wonderful to ” get a group of SMC students down for a visit.”

Zach Musgrave ’13/Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning

Current Saint Michael’s BU senior Zach Musgrave has accepted a position as an Associate Financial Planner at Hickok and Boardman Financial Planning in Burlington VT.  Zach has already started working at the firm on a part-time basis, and will join it full-time following graduation.  He tells us that H&B  is ” a local firm that advises their clients on all aspects of their financial planning including asset allocation in their portfolios, taxes, saving for children’s future schooling and estate planning. ”  The company offers securities through Raymond James,  and focuses on equity mutual funds and bonds.