CBIS increased staff in the CRI Department to a total of 3.5 FTE during 2016. In January 2017, our company-wide ESG staffing went to 4.5 FTE, including 4 FTE in the CRI Dept. Our CRI Dept. now includes a FT Director and Assistant Director of CRI (both with over 15 years of experience in RI each), a FT Senior Analyst, and a FT Analyst (FT as of 1/17).
In addition, there is a C-Suite Executive who allocates approximately 30-40% of time contributing to policy development/discussions and overseeing and monitoring the activities of the department. This position also meets with investors and attends industry functions, extending the capability of the department. We also have an analyst that is frequently assigned CRI research and writing, and have our Fixed Income specialist assigned to assist the CRI department in its Corporate Bondholder Working Group activities.