Premier Income Strategies Team

The Premier Income Strategies team believes superior risk-adjusted performance is delivered through an intense focus on finding high-quality, well-underwritten bonds with competitive income advantage. Risk management is integral to all aspects of portfolio construction and ongoing investment management. The team is committed to being an extension of the clients' teams and strives to add value within the context of their overall operating environments:

  • Combines top-down macro corporate analysis with thorough fundamental analysis of individual securities enabled by a large team of credit analysts and robust systems resources
  • Has 20% to 40% allocation to non-credit sectors (MBS, CMBS, ABS), provides a high-quality yield overlay, and reduces volatility over time
  • Offers extensive diversification with a focus on less correlated assets
  • Provides constant monitoring and surveillance

Portfolio management team

Scott M. Smith, CFAScott M. Smith, CFA
Managing Director and
Senior Portfolio Manager
29 years investment experience
Joseph S. Christensen, CFAJoseph S. Christensen, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
25 years industry experience

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