Understanding how bonds fit within a portfolio

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Summary

Whether you are saving for your first home or about to retire, bonds are likely to be an essential part of your investment portfolio. That is because bonds offer investors a number of potential benefits, including income, diversification, price appreciation, and steadier returns when compared to stocks. Join David Braun, PIMCO Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for BOND, as he discusses active and passive approaches to fixed income investing.

Speakers

Avi Sharon
Executive Vice President, PIMCO

Mr. Sharon is an executive vice president and product strategist based in the New York office. He is responsible for broad business management as well as developing and leading strategic initiatives aimed at driving growth within the traditional product franchise. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was a principal at Blackstone, where he helped launch the firm’s retail alternatives initiative. Previously, he was a managing director at AllianceBernstein, where he ran multi-asset product management, led wealth management group research and marketing, and was interim head of investor relations for the firm. He has 19 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. He received an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

Chitrang K. Purani, CFA
Executive Vice President, PIMCO

Mr. Purani is an executive vice president in the New York office and a portfolio manager focusing on accounts for financial institutions. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at PNC Capital Advisors. Mr. Purani also worked as a corporate finance analyst with National City Corporation and as a senior consultant in corporate strategy at Ernst & Young. He has 20 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.