Christopher L. Gootkind
Vice President and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
As a fixed income portfolio manager, Chris is responsible for the management of investment grade fixed income portfolios, including several large mutual funds, with a focus on developing and implementing credit strategy. Chris is a member of the Corporate Bond Strategy Group. Previously, Chris was the director of Fixed Income Credit Research.
Prior to joining Wellington Management in 2000, Chris spent 13 years at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, where he was the director of Credit Research. His analyst experience included covering the banking, finance, and automotive sectors, and he initiated the firm’s asset-backed securities research effort. In addition, Chris managed a large institutional corporate bond portfolio and helped manage the Scudder High Yield Fund and Scudder Short-Term Bond Fund. Chris also worked in the Corporate Bond Sales and Trading Group at Mabon, Nugent & Co. (1981 - 1984).
Chris received his MBA, with a concentration in finance and investment management, from Harvard University (1986) and his BA in mathematics from Williams College (1981). Chris is a board member of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS), the local chapter of CFA Institute. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.