Thomas Garretson, CFA

Senior Portfolio Strategist
Fixed Income Strategies, Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S.

Thomas Garretson, CFA

Senior Portfolio Strategist
Fixed Income Strategies, Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S.

Thomas Garretson has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined RBC Wealth Management in 2013. He currently chairs the firm’s U.S. fixed income subcommittee and is a member of the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee and the U.S. Investment Committee. Garretson collaborates with other members in setting firm-wide asset allocation recommendations.

Garretson holds an MBA degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Denver.

Prior to business school, Garretson worked as an associate with SHR Capital Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm, where he evaluated investment opportunities in the advertising and consumer services industries. He obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and has passed the FINRA General Securities Representative Series 7 exam.

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Analysis

Where to find opportunities in a zero interest rate world

Last updated: June 11, 2020

With the Fed’s punch bowl here to stay, and another multiyear period of low rates ahead, we look at how to position fixed income portfolios.

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Investing

How Fed policy is creating opportunities in high-yield bonds

Last updated: May 28, 2020

The U.S. Federal Reserve is dusting off an obscure tool in an effort to keep Treasury yields low. We explore our shift to a positive outlook on high-yield bonds.

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Banking

Central bank policies are in a race with coronavirus

Last updated: March 19, 2020

The Fed and global central banks are moving fast to keep the financial system running as economic activity risks slowing to a walk.

3 minute read