Despite zero to negative interest rates in many global bond markets and extraordinary fiscal and monetary policy responses from the Fed and other Central Banks to COVID-19, corporate credit risk continues to rise. Investment grade bond investors must contend with the downgrade risk of BBBs hanging over markets that is likely to be exacerbated by a deep global recession. Anne Walsh, CFA, will analyze current market dynamics in corporate credit and other fixed income sectors, explore the effects and unintended consequences of recent policy responses and discuss fixed income strategies to navigate risks and potential investment opportunities ahead.
Speaker: Anne Walsh, CFA - Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, Guggenheim Partners
Moderator: Christopher T. Vincent, CFA - Chief Executive Officer, CFA Society Chicago
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: 0.75 PL
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm CDT: Program
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Anne Walsh, CFA, is chief investment officer for fixed income at Guggenheim Partners, where she also serves as head of the portfolio construction group and portfolio management team. She is responsible for meeting the return and risk needs of the firm’s fixed-income clients, including insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Previously, she served as chief investment officer at Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, and as vice president and senior investment consultant at Zurich Scudder Investments. She holds BSBA and MBA degrees from Auburn University and a JD degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
Christopher T. Vincent, CFA, is CEO of CFA Society Chicago. Previously, he served as partner and senior fixed-income portfolio manager at William Blair. He was a portfolio manager for the firm’s Core Fixed Income, Intermediate Fixed Income, Low Duration Fixed Income, and Ready Reserves strategies. Mr. Vincent also served as a portfolio manager at Kemper Financial Services (and its successor firms), where he managed core and core plus fixed-income portfolios for institutional clients. He began his investment career as a pension plan sponsor at Ralston Purina. Mr. Vincent has served as chairman, vice chair, and secretary/treasurer of the board of directors of CFA Society Chicago and has served on the CFA Institute Annual Conference Advisory Group. He earned a BSBA from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Saint Louis University.
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CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
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