Carol Lerch joined Stifel Nicolaus as part of the acquisition of Legg Mason’s Capital Markets group in December 2005. She has a 16-year tenure with both firms.
She has the responsibility for trading mortgage pass-through bonds in the Baltimore, MD office. Prior to joining Legg Mason in 2000, Carol spent 10 years in Secondary Marketing with Ryland Mortgage Company as a Risk/Hedging Manager, Mercantile Mortgage Corporation and Columbia National.
Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Delaware in 1988. She also received her Master of Science degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University in 1994.