Fixed Income Expert, Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw founded BondSavvy to empower bond investors.
Many invest in bond mutual funds, bond ETFs, and municipal bonds in spite of their often weak returns relative to individual corporate bonds. Steve founded BondSavvy to increase your investment returns and put you in control of your fixed income investments.

Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw is the leading expert for empowering individual investors to invest in individual corporate bonds.  He has a combination of experience that no other fixed income investment professional has, which he puts to work for BondSavvy subscribers:

  • Financial analysis skills honed over 20 years in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and bond investment analysis
  • Deep understanding of bond trading systems used by retail brokerages such as Fidelity, E*TRADE, Charles Schwab, and others
  • Investment recommendations that have outperformed bond funds and, for the majority of BondSavvy's recommendations, the S&P 500

During his 22-year career, Steve has evaluated investments in, and acquisitions of, hundreds of companies in a wide variety of industries, including cable, broadcast television, big data, mobile, Internet, telecommunications, social media, financial technology, financial services, and retail. As an investment banker and a senior executive of media and financial technology companies, Steve led business due diligence, valuation and financial analysis, and deal negotiations across a variety of successful transactions. 

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Steve began his investment-banking career in the Financial Institutions Group of Bear Stearns in the 1990s and worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Media & Communications Groups of TD Securities from 1999-2006.  He later deepened his knowledge of the media, communications, social media, and big data businesses as Vice President, Corporate Development of Tribune Media Company.

In addition to his investment experience, Steve has deep knowledge of the bond markets, having worked for two leading fixed income electronic trading companies: BondDesk Group and Tradeweb Direct.  While leading Tradeweb Direct, Steve worked with retail brokerages, including Fidelity and Charles Schwab, where Tradeweb built systems to improve the efficiency of corporate bond trading for retail investors.  Steve joined Tradeweb after leading an investment into the company by a group of nine global investment banks, including UBS, where he worked in the Strategic Acquisitions Group.

As he learned more about how the corporate bond market worked, Steve began investing in individual corporate bonds. His significant experience in financial analysis and his understanding of how corporate bonds are traded helped him create a method he follows when making corporate bond investments. This method has driven strong investment returns and laid the foundation for BondSavvy.

Steve is an 11-time finisher of IRONMAN 70.3-distance triathlons, with a personal best of 5:34:13 at IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in 2017.  He is also a two-time finisher of IRONMAN triathlons, including IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant 2019 and IRONMAN Lake Placid 2018.

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