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Ric Pedersen

Institutional Capital Markets

First Trust Institutional Capital Markets is a division of First Trust Portfolios L.P. which is engaged in trading, sales and other value-added institutional fixed income services, including:

  • Portfolio Strategies and Solutions - Fixed income portfolio and relative value analysis incorporating aspects of scenario, sensitivity and horizon analysis to provide recommendations consistent with clients' stated risk and return parameters.
  • Transaction Services - A full complement of sales and trading services supported with our proprietary Credit Discovery Assistance.

Team members average over 25 years of experience in fixed income investment markets, enabling our clients to draw from a wealth of knowledge.  We combine our market experience with ground-breaking technology to offer our clients a higher level of service and transparency in our interactions. We have built our business through pursuing open, transparent, objective relationships.  When doing business with us, our clients always know:

  • Why we are making a recommendation
  • Why we believe the investment is appropriate
First Trust offers a history of innovation and service.