South Street Capital Management Team

We have an experienced management team with extensive experience in Capital Markets, Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Asset/Liability & Portfolio Management, and Mortgage Banking.

Ben Hough
CEO and President

Ben was a co-founder and President of ACM Financial Trust in 1999. He co-founded Atlantic Capital Advisors in 2007, which became the external manager of ACM Financial Trust and Hatteras Financial Corp. At ACM and Hatteras he held titles of President & COO and Director and was responsible for all operational facets of the REITs and their subsidiaries. Prior to ACM and Hatteras, he was Vice President of institutional fixed income sales and trading for BB&T Capital Markets and head of their Winston Salem, N.C. office; Vice President of fixed income trading and sales for First National Bank of Maryland; and Vice President of NationsBanc Capital Markets trading and sales in Washington DC. Ben holds a B.A. degree in economics from UNC Chapel Hill.

Brian Snyder
CIO

In addition to responsibilites at SSCM Brian is also head of MBS trading at South Street Securities, and brings almost 20 years of MBS trading experience to SSCM. Prior to joining South Street in 2016, he was a Director at Société Générale, responsible for trading Agency ARMs and Specified Pools. Brian joined Société Générale to start their Agency MBS trading desk, after spending 14 years as a Vice President and Mortgage Trader at Goldman, Sachs and Co. During his career at Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for trading a variety of MBS, including extensive work in Agency ARMs and Specified pools, as well as MBS Derivatives, TBA’s, and Non-Agency RMBS. Brian graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Brian Bartock
Portfolio Manager

Mr. Bartock was a legacy AC Advisors Portfolio Manager who originally started with Hatteras Financial’s whole loan conduit, Onslow Bay Financial. Proving himself a valuable resource, he took on additional portfolio management responsibilities with AC Advisors. Before his time with Hatteras, he spent time at Wells Fargo Securities where he worked on their Agency CMO, Non-Agency RMBS trading desks and started and headed their Ginnie Mae Reverse Mortgage trading. Prior to his time at Wells Fargo, he spent 6 years in Banc of America Securities’ Structured Finance Group and 2 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. Mr. Bartock holds dual degrees in Finance and Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

Anna Morris
Controller

As Controller, Anna provides strategic, operational, and tactical management of the financial operations of the company. In this role, she oversees the accounting process including the annual financial statement audits, interim and strategic financial reporting, tax reporting, and budgetary management of the firm. Anna is a legacy AC Advisors employee where see worked on tax matters pertaining to a privately held REIT and their public vehicle, Hatteras Financial. Prior to that, Anna was a tax associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP where she specialized in flow through entities, mainly private real estate investment partnerships, and high net worth individuals. Anna earned her Master’s degrees in Accountancy from Wake Forest University; she is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Dewey Johnson
Director of Operations/Repo Trader

Dewey is responsible for all back-office operations and repo trading. He previously served as Director of Operations for AC Advisors, who managed a private REIT as well as Hatteras Financial Corp from 2012-2016. Prior to joining AC Advisors, he worked at Wells Fargo Bank in their Investment Manager Relations group in Minneapolis and brings 13 years of REIT operational experience to SSCM. Dewey holds a B.A. degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas (MN).

Ben Watson
Financial Analyst/Assistant Portfolio Manager

Ben joined AC Advisors as an analyst in June 2015. Mr. Watson’s responsibilities include portfolio risk monitoring and reporting as well as the day-to-day operations of the agency ARM acquisition program. Ben passed the CFA Level II Exam in June 2018 and is currently a CFA Level III Candidate. Ben graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Frederick J. Boos, II
Special Adviser

Mr. Boos is also a co-founder of AC Advisors. Mr. Boos was a co-founder and CIO of Hatteras Financial Corp. Prior to joining AC Advisors, Mr. Boos had been Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Liability & Capital Management for MBNA America in Wilmington, DE. Mr. Boos has previously served as Senior Vice President and Investment Portfolio Manager for multiple regional banks throughout his 30 year banking career including Maryland National Bank, First National Bank of Maryland, Shawmut National Bank and American Security Bank in Washington, D.C. His prior bank treasury responsibilities include liquidity and risk management, capital management, economic capital planning, residential mortgage portfolio management as well as numerous bank ALCO Directorships. Mr. Boos is a native Washingtonian and has served as a past President of the Washington Association of Money Managers. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from American University, Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.