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Gaining Perspective on Volatility

It is important to maintain some level of calm and a longer-term perspective to differentiate true fundamental signals from financial market noise. That sense of perspective helps us assess the events creating the dislocations and identify possible circuit breakers.



At this point, the evidence is close to overwhelming that the Federal Reserve will embark on a tightening cycle this year.


Four Drivers of Interest Rate Volatility

Financial markets certainly have been volatile in recent weeks, driven largely by a sharp upward move in global bond yields. Investors are left searching for answers for the key drivers of the move in interest rates, as it was largely unanticipated and affected many portfolios.

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Marc P. Seidner

CIO Non-traditional Strategies

Mr. Seidner is CIO Non-traditional Strategies, a managing director and head of portfolio management in the New York office. He is also a generalist portfolio manager and a member of the Investment Committee. He rejoined PIMCO in November 2014 after serving as head of fixed income at GMO LLC, and previously he was a PIMCO managing director, generalist portfolio manager and member of the Investment Committee until January 2014. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was a managing director and domestic fixed income portfolio manager at Harvard Management Company. Previously, he was director of active core strategies at Standish Mellon Asset Management and a senior portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research. He has 29 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College.

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