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.
Food scarcity, energy insecurity: assessing sovereign ESG risks from the Russia-Ukraine conflict
The central crisis of 2022 may not be found in inflation or interest rates, but in the conflict in Ukraine. We explore the commodity market impact and how this may up the ante on geopolitical and sovereign risks.Read more
Revisiting global multi-sector fixed income in a postpandemic world
The critical challenge fixed-income investors face today is to find stable returns amid high inflation and rising yields—without taking on excessive volatility or risk. We explore some ways to do so.Read more