Brett Wander, CFA

Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc (CSIM)

Brett Wander is Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income for Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM). He is responsible for all aspects of the firm's fixed income and money market portfolios, leading a team of more than 20 investment professionals.

With more than 25 years of investment management experience, Mr. Wander has been intimately involved in the design, development and oversight of a wide range of active, indexed and alternative fixed income strategies. His expertise spans a wide range of global and domestic markets and sectors. Prior to joining CSIM in June 2011, Mr. Wander was senior managing director at State Street Global Advisors, where he managed and directed the firm’s $30 billion active fixed-income enterprise. He also held senior fixed-income leadership positions at Loomis Sayles, State Street Research, and Payden & Rygel. In those roles, he designed investment processes, developed risk-management methodologies, managed investment teams, and consistently generated strong investment performance track records.

Mr. Wander has published several articles on a variety of investment topics, including risk-management, asset allocation, analysis and use of hedge funds, application of quantitative investment approaches, and other topics focusing on both theoretical and practical investment concepts. He is a frequent industry speaker, presenting at conferences and in various media forums. He has taught Master’s level investment courses at the University of Southern California.

Mr. Wander earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in system science engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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