R. Seelaus & Co., LLC Expands into Money Markets with Key Hires and Federal Home Loan Bank Approval
November 14, 2019 – [Chatham, N.J.] – R. Seelaus & Co., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of R.
Seelaus & Co., Inc. and a SEC/FINRA-registered broker/dealer and Women-Owned Business
Enterprise announced today a significant push into Money Market sales and trading in both the
agency product, commercial paper and CD product areas.
In the agency space, Seelaus is pleased to announce it was named to Federal Home Loan Bank’s
Authorized Diversity Dealer Group which will give the firm access to its discount note offerings
through both the discount window and direct access to its auctions. “We are grateful that Federal
Home Loan Bank takes its commitment to diversity and working with Women-Owned
broker/dealers so seriously,” said CEO Annie Seelaus. “By supporting us through this program,
Home Loan Bank ensures we can better serve our institutional client base and most importantly
further our mission around providing opportunities for women in finance.”
In addition, the firm has added Erik Schiele formerly of Bank of New York, to trade commercial
paper and Yankee CDs. Erik is a CFA® charterholder and has experience in corporate IG ETF
creation and redemption in addition to his impressive performance trading. The firm hopes to use
his product expertise to not only benefit retail and institutional clients, but also to better serve the
issuers who have supported our capital markets effort.
“It is amazing for me to see the wide array of products and professionals here at Seelaus. My
hope is to bring my experience in trading, strong relationships with issuers and deep knowledge
of the commercial paper and Yankee CD arena to enhance Seelaus’ product offering” said Schiele
“Both of these events are great milestones for R. Seelaus in our continued growth,” said COO Ben
Seelaus. “The short-end of the curve is a place where many of our competitors have thrived and
we felt was a logical next step in the evolution of our business offering.”
Seelaus is pleased to have Erik join and is hoping to print its first large transaction as an
authorized dealer with FHLB in the coming days.
About R. Seelaus & Co., Inc.
R. Seelaus & Co., Inc. was founded in 1984 by Richard Seelaus. The firm was originally a
municipal bond dealer conducting business with the major trust banks of New York and Chicago.
In the over three decades since opening for business, the firm became a certified women’s
business enterprise (WBE) and has grown into a full-service financial firm. R. Seelaus & Co., Inc.
and its subsidiaries offers such services as investment advisory, asset management, capital
markets, brokerage, fixed income and equity trading, institutional sales, and insurance services.
The R. Seelaus & Co., LLC subsidiary is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and member of
FINRA and Seelaus Asset Management, LLC, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).
With various fixed income trading desks and more than sixty professionals, both entities serve
individuals, families, public and private companies, non-profit organizations, and institutional
investors. The firm has offices in New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and New York.
For more information about R. Seelaus & Co., visit http://www.rseelaus.com.