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Mr. Kronschnabel is a portfolio manager at MetLife Investment Management.
As a member of the portfolio management team he is responsible for high grade credit across all Credit and Core-based strategies. Prior to joining MetLife Investment Management, he was a member of the portfolio management team at Delaware Investments where he was responsible for Core-based and high grade products from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Kronschnabel received a Bachelor of Science degree in international economics and politics from Colorado College.
Despite low yields and slower earnings growth, investors can find opportunities.
International sovereigns could offer opportunity for fixed income investors.
What to watch in the year ahead.
As U.S. yields have risen, active management has been key. (Editor’s note: This podcast was taped prior to the latest U.S. Federal Reserve announcement. See the story for additional information and comments.) (Runtime: 2 min, 40 sec; size: 2.20 MB)
Tight U.S. credit spreads are beginning to widen as risk gets priced in.
Rising rates are less important to corporate bonds than potential tax reforms.
Consider intermediate-level bonds to increase yield.
This manager is cautious about two sectors.