Fixed Income Team

David Furfine, CFA

Partner, Director of Fixed Income
Start of Sawgrass Career: 1998

Mr. Furfine is a Partner at Sawgrass, directs the firm’s fixed income management and research efforts, and is the lead portfolio manager for all of the firm’s fixed income products. He is responsible for interest rate analysis and portfolio construction. He serves on several of the firm’s committees, including strategic planning and management committees, as well as chair of the firm’s fixed income investment committee. Prior to Sawgrass, he spent four years with Barnett Capital Advisors, Inc., where he oversaw all investments in mortgage-backed securities and a variety of fixed income portfolios and eight years at Prudential Home Mortgage Company managing all trading and hedging activities and a mortgage portfolio of over $10 billion.

His educational accomplishments include graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member.  He is also a member and has served as a former President of the CFA Society Jacksonville.

Liridon Gila, CFA

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Start of Sawgrass Career: 2008

Mr. Gila is a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Sawgrass, responsible for portfolio construction, credit analysis, trading, and portfolio analytics,  He serves on the firm’s fixed income investment committee.  Prior to Sawgrass, he worked with Fidelity National Financial as a fixed income analyst, helping manage the fixed income investments of over $3 billion.

His educational accomplishments include a M.B.A. and B.A. in Finance from the University of North Florida and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member. He is also a member of the CFA Society Jacksonville.

David Siegel, CFA

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Start of Sawgrass Career: 2012

Mr. Siegel is a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Sawgrass, responsible for portfolio construction, credit analysis, trading, and portfolio analytics. He serves on the firm’s fixed income investment committee.  Prior to Sawgrass, he worked with Pioneer Alternative Investments as a fixed income research analyst, where he selected sub-advisor funds for inclusion in a $3 billion fund of hedge funds, and with Morgan Stanley as a fixed income sales analyst servicing advisors on various fixed income investments.

His educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Financial Economics from Binghamton University and earning a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from The CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), of which he is a member. He is also the Treasurer of the CFA Society Jacksonville.