Robert is the Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of U.S. Rates and Securitized Strategies. He is responsible for the portfolio management of all US Treasury/government, agency mortgage backed, and securitized strategies including US TIPS mandates. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, Robert oversees the research and strategy efforts in US interest rate and securitized products including the use of derivative strategies for risk management and liability hedging. Robert joined the firm in 1991 and has held several positions in fixed income research and trading before assuming his current responsibilities in 2005. He has an M.S. in Finance from Boston College and a B.S. from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Robert is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and holds the CFA® designation. He has 26 years of investment experience and has spent his entire career with the Firm.