Matt Freund
Matt Freund, CFA

Co-CIO, Head of Fixed Income Strategies, Senior Co-Portfolio Manager
29 years of industry experience

As a Co-Chief Investment Officer, Matt Freund is responsible for oversight of investment team resources, investment processes, performance and risk. As Head of Fixed Income Strategies, he manages investment team members and has portfolio management responsibilities. He is also a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. Matt joined Calamos in 2016 and has 29 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, he was Chief Investment Officer of USAA Investments, leading the teams responsible for the portfolio management of USAA’s mutual funds and affiliated portfolios, including P&C and life insurance products, and overseeing more than $140 billion in assets. During this time, he also served as lead portfolio manager for several highly regarded fixed income mutual funds. Earlier in his career, Matt served as a senior investment analyst for MetLife in the Capital Markets Group. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

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Avoiding the (Yield) Curve Ball

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA

Co-CIO Matt Freund discusses yield curves and the economy, including why an inverted yield curve isn’t a reason to re-write the fundamental principles of long-term investing.

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The Market Is Not Buying into the Fed’s Bearish Tone

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFAThe Fed outlined a surprising plan to reduce its balance sheet before it was done raising short-term rates. On the face of it, the Fed’s plans create headwinds for fixed income, but Matt Freund explains why it’s wrong to assume that a bear market in bonds is a foregone conclusion.Read Post

The Lazy Bond Trade Is Over—But That’s Okay

Fixed Income Perspectives by Matt Freund, CFA

A 0.25% increase in short-term rates is unremarkable on its face, but what we’ve seen over these past few weeks points to a new dynamic in the Fed’s relationship with the market.

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