Palisade is heartbroken to announce the loss of Sue Donahue on June 8, 2020 after a brief non-COVID-19 related illness. Sue served as Executive Assistant to Palisade President & CEO Alison Berman and Chief Investment Officer Dan Veru, and previously worked for over 20 years as the Executive Assistant to Palisade Founder and CEO Martin Berman.
As mentioned in our prior updates, all Palisade team members have the capability and tools to work from home for extended periods of time without any disruption to our investment management operations or your client experience. In fact, every Palisade employee has worked remotely for at least a portion of the past three weeks while our office technically remained open.
Anxiety and fear are running high across the board, and with good reason, as the world is simultaneously dealing with two of the most sensitive topics for individuals: health and finances. We understand your concerns and want to once again reassure you that Palisade is operating smoothly during this difficult period.
Michael Zampitella joined Palisade Capital Management in January 2020 as Associate, Client Reporting & Analytics. Mr. Zampitella's responsibilities include production of client reporting materials, portfolio analytics, new business proposals, and marketing collateral across all investment products.
We believe convertible securities, which complement other alpha-seeking strategies within a portfolio, have always been an attractive asset class and should play a vital role in strategic allocations during these unprecedented times.