Greg Hopper and Keith Bachmann discuss how investors should prepare a fixed income portfolio for a rising rate environment and characterizing the short to mid-term outlook on fixed income.
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Greg Hopper is a Senior Portfolio Manager and head of the Global High Yield strategy on the North American Fixed Income team. Greg began his investment career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1985 before joining Mitchell Hutchins Institutional Investors and then Bankers Trust. In 2000, following the acquisition of Bankers Trust by Deutsche Bank, he joined Harris Investment Management, where he launched their High Yield bond product and then Zurich Scudder Investments, where he was responsible for all institutional high yield bond portfolios. After Deutsche Bank acquired Zurich Scudder in 2002, Greg moved to Artio Global Investors, launching the Global High Income strategy that Aberdeen added to their offerings following their acquisition of Artio in 2013. Greg graduated with a BA in economics from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin and an MBA from Columbia University.
Keith Bachman is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of U.S. High Yield. Keith joined Aberdeen in 2007 from Stone Tower Capital where he was director of credit research. Previously, Keith was a Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Asset Management and High Yield Analyst/Director of Distressed Investments at Oppenheimer Funds. Keith has also worked at Merrill Lynch Asset Management and T. Rowe Price in high yield credit. Keith graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and an MBA from Columbia Business School.