As Troy Dixon sees it, the dream of a house with a white picket fence is quintessentially American. Because of his background in structured products trading, specializing in the mortgage market, he has seen the ebb and flow of American Dream—particularly in a volatile, dynamic mortgage market.
With over 20 years of experience in trading structured products, Troy Dixon is a seasoned, accomplished investor who has managed multi-billion dollar portfolios and traded in a variety of agency pass-throughs securities such as TBAs, specified pools of mortgages, and other mortgage derivatives. He has created significant value and return on investment for his shareholders.
In particular, Troy is notable for his deep understanding of the complex, varied nature of the mortgage world—a market that has seen considerable change and turmoil since the 2008 global financial crisis. From his time in dealing with this ever-changing market, Troy is well-positioned to offer guidance on its many nuances. This includes minimizing risk in unstable portfolios, how the market has changed in light of new government regulations, and how to take advantage of today’s technology to maximize consistent, long-term returns through structured products.
He is currently the Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Hollis Park Partners LP (“Hollis Park”), a registered investment firm named after his hometown in Queens, NY and where he lived in Duane Park, Tribeca. Hollis Park specializes in managing strategies that include the entire spectrum of structured products including both agency and non-agency securities. These include and are not limited to structured rates, structure derivatives, and structured credit.
As testament to its long-term outlook and value proposition, as well as Troy’s steady leadership, Hollis Park received $50 million in seed funding from GCM Grosvenor; one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms.
Troy believes that diversity is what makes all organizations strong, allowing them to be adaptive and flexible by drawing on a wide range of views, beliefs, and mindsets. In every facet of his work, Troy has made an effort to include minorities and women in prominent positions and create more opportunities for these historically underrepresented groups in business.
Prior to founding Hollis Park, Troy was the Head of the RMBS Trading Group at Deutsche Bank, leading a team of 70 traders and about 100 business staff. During this time, he also served on two executive committees within Deutsche Bank: the Corporate Banking and Securities Americas Executive Committee and the Rates and Credit Trading Executive Committee. In both committees, Troy helped manage the business and provide strategic direction for his group and the firm.
Additionally, during his time at Deutsche Bank, Troy Dixon served on the RMBS Executive Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), an industry-wide trade association for the finance sector. SIFMA communicates and coordinates with various federal, state, and local authorities, providing representation and a single, unifying voice for the interests of asset management firms, securities, and banks.
Prior to his time at Deutsche Bank, Troy was the head of Pass-Thru Trading, first at Credit Suisse and later at UBS.
As further proof of Troy Dixon’s experience and prominence in the finance world, a number of industry trade groups and outside observers have bestowed a variety of awards and recognition upon him. In 2015, he was named as one of Institutional Investor’s Hedge Fund Rising Stars. He is also one of Investment Dealers Digest’s “Top 40 under 40.” Black Enterprise Magazine named Troy Dixon one of the “Top 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street” and one of the “Most Powerful Players Under 40.”