Robert Lee of Lord Abbett joins Lausanne Summit

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Robert Lee, partner & director at Lord Abbett, will be joining the upcoming Pan-European Fund Selector Summit in Lausanne, taking place at the Beau-Rivage Palace 28-30 April.

He will be discussing investment opportunities at a time of increasing divergence in policy – at a time when after six years the US Federal Reserve is finally set to raise its short term interest rates from 0%.

However, this is occurring at the same time that the European Central Bank (ECB) and other central banks are embarking on quantitative easing (QE) programs to stimulate their economies, pushing yields on many global bonds into negative territory.

This divergence in policy has significant implications for investors, and Lee is set to explain how investors can take advantage of these changes.

Lee oversees the portfolio management, research, and trading teams for the firm’s taxable fixed income strategies. He also leads the portfolio management team for several fixed income strategies, including the Core, Core Plus, Corporate, Short Duration Credit, and Inflation Focused strategies. He also is a member of the Asset Allocation Investment Committee. Previously, Lee led the team on Lord Abbett’s liquid and securitised debt products, including Treasuries, agencies, and mortgage-related instruments.

Lee began his career in the financial services industry in 1991. He joined Lord Abbett in 1997 and was named a partner in 2002. Prior to joining Lord Abbett he was a fixed-income portfolio manager at ARM Capital Advisors, and worked for Kidder Peabody Asset Management and First Boston Corp.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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