Viewpoints by Christopher N. Smith, CFA, CAIA, at Manulife Investment Management
Chris is responsible for global bond and currency research in addition to supporting our client-facing teams in the effective communication of the firm’s global multi-sector fixed-income strategies with clients, prospects, and consultants. Previously, he held the role of fixed-income portfolio specialist at the firm. Prior to joining the company, he held various positions at Pioneer Investments and State Street, where he began his career. Chris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations and is a member of the CFA Society Boston and the CFA Institute. Chris also achieved the Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Society United Kingdom.
Education: B.S.B.A., Finance, Merrimack College
Joined the company: 2012
Began career: 2008
After aggressive tightening from central banks and a broad repricing of risk, yields in the bond market are now higher than they've been in more than 15 years. The question investors now face is how to position portfolios given today's abundant opportunities—but also in light of the growing risks and looming policy shifts on the horizon.Read more