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This week's podcast – April 27, 2016

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April 27, 2016: John Manley and Jim Kochan
Chief Equity Strategist and Chief Fixed-Income Strategist, Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

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Market Perspectives - View Archives

Monthly Market Outlook – April 4, 2016

April showers?

U.S. stocks recovered most of their early-year losses, driven, in part, by economic data that did not deteriorate as badly as many feared. Big moves out of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the softly sweet dovish tunes sung by Chair Yellen also played a role… Read More


Economic News and Analysis - View Archives

High-yield bonds: Attractive yields, even nowJuly 21, 2015

Can negative yields persist?April 14, 2015

TIPS, Fed policy, and investment strategyMarch 10, 2015

What’s next for Europe?January 26, 2015


Investment Perspectives - View Archives

Domestic Equity—Value – January 2015

Companies that return cash to shareholders seem poised for strong performance

By James M. Tringas, CFA, CPA; Bryant VanCronkhite, CFA, CPA—Portfolio Managers, Special Mid Cap Value Fund

Stocks have rallied in recent years partly because companies returned cash to shareholders via increased dividends and share buybacks. Read More


Christian Chan
Head of Investments

Christian Chan oversees the Investments Group at Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. He and his team are responsible for researching and developing capital markets strategies and for managing the multi-boutique investment approach of Wells Fargo Funds. Mr. Chan has over 15 years of manager research and asset allocation experience and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. He joined Wells Fargo in 2001. Previously, Mr. Chan worked at mPower Advisors as director of investments and at Asset Strategy Consulting as a senior analyst.

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Brian Jacobsen, Ph.D., CFA, CFP®
Chief Portfolio Strategist

Brian Jacobsen is chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management Group. He has a Ph.D. in economics. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM certificate-holder. In addition to his role at Wells Fargo conducting research and giving presentations on the markets and the economy, Mr. Jacobsen is an associate professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. His research and teaching center around economics, finance, and investing.

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John Manley
Chief Equity Strategist

John Manley is chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC. He has more than three decades of investment industry experience, earning distinguished accolades along the way. Mr. Manley spent the majority of his career with Smith Barney and its successor firms, where his roles included chief quantitative strategist, chairman of the Investment Policy Committee, and chief U.S. portfolio strategist. He also worked with that firm's private client effort as senior U.S. equity strategist. He is a seven-time member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team and was voted “Most Popular Analyst” in the Smith Barney Financial Advisor poll for several years running.

Mr. Manley earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Boston College. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

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James Kochan
Chief Fixed-Income Strategist

James Kochan is chief fixed-income strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Distributor. He has 35 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was director of Fixed Income Asset Management and bond market strategist at Robert W. Baird & Co. Prior to joining Baird, he spent ten years at Merrill Lynch as fixed income strategist and manager of Fixed Income Research. Mr. Kochan has also held research positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. While at Merrill Lynch, he was named to the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for bond market strategy. His research reports are frequently quoted in the financial press. Mr. Kochan has graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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