Codie Sanchez Baker leads the US Offshore & Latin America team for First Trust Portfolios. Her team consults with pensions, sovereign wealth funds, corporations and advisors in the US and Latin America distributing ETFs, separate accounts and mutual funds. Prior to First Trust she was a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors, responsible for distribution of SSgA’s fixed income products, in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Before joining SSgA, Codie worked at Goldman Sachs in third party distribution, specializing in mutual funds, separately managed accounts and private equity. Earlier in her career, Codie was part of Vanguard’s ETF distribution team. Additionally, she spent time in Mexico as an investigative journalist writing for the Arizona Republic and the Associated Press.
Codie has published research surrounding Chilean and Brazilian ETF usage for Fundacao Gestulio Vargas and is on the board of Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), and the Association of Financial Professionals (DAFP). She holds a Masters in International Business from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science, Public Relations and Journalism from Arizona State University.