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Fixed Income Discussion with Seix CIO

Jim Keegan

James F. Keegan
Chief Investment Officer and Chairman, Senior Portfolio Manager
Seix Investment Advisors LLC                               

In a live call with advisors, Seix Investment Advisors’ Chief Investment Officer, Jim Keegan, provides his latest thoughts on Fed policy and the macro environment. Highlights from the discussion include:

• Thoughts on the September FOMC meeting
• Expected shape of the U.S. recovery
• Portfolio allocations and potential benefits of owning fixed income
• Current portfolio positioning
• Active vs. passive investing in fixed income

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