Thomas Garretson, CFA

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

Thomas Garretson is a senior portfolio strategist, Fixed Income Strategies, Portfolio Advisory Group–U.S. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined RBC Wealth Management in 2013.

Thomas currently chairs the firm’s U.S. Fixed Income Subcommittee and serves on the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee and the U.S. Investment Committee. He collaborates with other members in setting firm-wide asset allocation recommendations. In addition, he is frequently quoted in leading sources of business information, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters.

He earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Thomas also has a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Denver.

Prior to business school, Thomas worked as an associate with SHR Capital Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm. In that role, 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.

Thomas' insights

When a Fed push results in a market shove


Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to push back on near-term rate cut expectations, but markets shoved right back. Pricing suggests markets are concerned that if the Fed waits too long to cut rates policymakers will only have to cut them more.

6 minute read

Have bonds rallied too far, too fast?

Swelling expectations of rate cuts have been a boon for bond markets. But could a step up in inflation put that narrative in jeopardy to start the year?

7 minute read

Bond math is more than yield

Has the time come for fixed income investors to look beyond yield, and to the prospects of bond price appreciation and potentially lofty total returns?

6 minute read

Has the era of zero and negative interest rates ended?

As global interest rates reach levels not seen in more than a decade, we explore what may be in store for the future of monetary policy.

10 minute read

Is an economic soft landing on the schedule?

Fed projections suggest rates have neared cruising altitude. However, turbulence remains. We explain what the Fed’s actions may mean for investors.

6 minute read

The Fed’s rate hike cycle: Out with a whimper

The Fed’s rate hike cycle caused a commotion, but its possible end did not. What might it mean for fixed income investors?

6 minute read

The challenging path forward for yields

As the potential catalysts to a higher yield environment disappear, we explain why we think the fixed income landscape ahead will be challenging.

6 minute read