Brenda is a portfolio manager for the Preferred Securities and Income Strategy and related institutional portfolios. She joined the Preferred Securities Sector Team in 2011. She is also a co-manager for the Real Asset Income Strategy, which invests in income-generating debt and equity securities from both the real estate and infrastructure segments, since 2015.
Brenda started working in the financial services industry in 2004 when she joined the firm. Prior to her portfolio management roles, she was a member of the High-Grade Credit Sector Team, responsible for trading corporate bonds. Previously, she was a member of the Securitized Debt Sector Team, trading mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Brenda received a B.B.A. in finance and international business. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute.
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