Square 1 Bank Launches RIA

A registered investment adviser (RIA), Square 1 Asset Management, has been unveiled by Square 1 Bank.

Adam Dean, with more than 15 years of experience in institutional and asset management, will be senior vice president and managing director. Dean has more than 15 years experience in institutional asset management, including strategic, business development, and relationship management leadership as co-founder and president of SVB Asset Management, a division of Silicon Valley Bank.

Through Square 1 Asset Management, the bank is expanding its products and services to provide service, technology, and leadership on a very scalable platform, Dean said.

Stefan Fencl will join as vice president and director of investment strategy. He has more than 15 years experience in institutional cash management and financial services. Fencl is recognized as an expert in short-term fixed-income markets and has been a panelist on economics and investment strategies. Previously, he was senior portfolio manager and director of investment strategy at Capital Advisors Group.

Michael Nguyen will take on the role of vice president and director of credit risk and research. He has 15 years of global experience in corporate credit, fixed-income research and structured finance. Previously, he worked with Dean as senior credit risk and research officer at SVB Asset Management.

Square 1 Bank, a commercial bank that serves the venture capital community, describes this market as innovative and ever-changing, and in need of a flexible and responsive banking partner. Square 1 Asset Management is an extension of that understanding, said Doug Bowers, chief executive and president. 

Square 1 Asset Management is based in Menlo Park, California.