Sean Tobin - 2016


Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Sean Tobin is the Managing Director of Wells Fargo Securities in the San Fransisco Bay area.

Previously, Sean was the managing director of cross rates sales for Deutsche Bank and headed up their San Francisco fixed income sales office, where he identified and evaluates investment opportunities for large institutional clients who invest in fixed income securities. His clientele includes large money managers, corporations, insurance companies, hedge funds and government pension and budget funds. In aggregate, his customers managed over $8 trillion across various investment disciplines.

Tobin is a specialist in sovereign debt, agency debt, swaps, swaptions and exotic derivatives of G-7 countries and sometimes trades currencies as hedges to those products. He advises clients on market direction, yield curve shape and relative value opportunities within and between markets.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Tobin spent 11 years at Lehman Brothers, which he joined a month after graduating from JMU. He spent three years in Lehman's New York office in the fixed income department. Advancing from traders assistant to junior salesperson, Tobin then moved to Lehman's San Francisco office in 1995 as a salesperson covering large institutional clients.

After eight years of building his client base for Lehman (during which time he grew annual revenues from $2 million to $25 million), Deutsche Bank hired Tobin in 2003 to grow their west coast business through those client relationships.

Outside of work, Tobin is involved in various philanthropic ventures. He is a regent of the Hanna Boys Center (Sonoma, CA), is on the Investment Committee of Saint Ignatius High School in San Francisco, and serves on the JMU College of Business Board of Advisors. He has previously served on the fundraising committee of Autism Speaks, the national organization seeking a cure for autism. In 2005, Tobin established the Tobin Family Endowment for JMU's College of Business in honor of his parents, and has sponsored a number of JMU events such as the Student Diversity Council, the Furious Flower Poet Laureate event, and JMU Adaptive Sports Days. Tobin and his wife Michele have two children, Delaney and David.

Tobin graduated from JMU with a B.B.A. in finance with an economics minor in 1992, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Sean is a member of the College of Business Board of Advisors.

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