Jacob Buchanan is an Investment Analyst and conducts research and analysis to support the management of the firm’s investment strategies. Jacob entered the financial services industry in 2016 and joined WestEnd Advisors in 2018. Prior to joining WestEnd, he worked at Credit Suisse supporting the CFO of the firm’s securitized products division where he was responsible for internal financial analysis and forecasting. Prior to that role, he served as an analyst supporting Credit Suisse’s Global Markets trading division, conducting expense and cost savings analysis. Jacob is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his B.A. in Economics, and studied Statistics and Operations Research.