The state of the bond market

Join Fidelity professionals for a detailed look into the bond market and what it means for you and your portfolio.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET



The bond market has been top of mind in recent months due to rising interest rates and volatility in the markets. Because of this, bonds have become a renewed focus for investors like you due to the unique opportunities they offer. Join us for an in-depth look at the current state of the bond market. During this webinar we will investigate:

  • The role of having bonds as part of a diversified portfolio
  • The forces that have been affecting the levels of interest rates and valuations in the bond market
  • The factors that have been driving bond market returns over time and those that will likely have an impact moving forward

Presenter

Earl McKennon, CPA, CFAEarl McKennon, CPA, CFA, is an investment director in the Fixed Income division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.


In this role, Mr. McKennon is responsible for client service, marketing and representing Fidelity’s institutional fixed income capabilities to clients and consultants.


Prior to assuming his current position in 2004, Mr. McKennon was an accountant in Fidelity’s Corporate Accounting department.


Before joining Fidelity in 2001, Mr. McKennon served as an auditor at both Deloitte & Touche and Healy & Healy CPAs. He has been in the financial industry since joining State Street Bank as a fund accountant in1995.


Mr. McKennon earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stonehill College and his master of science in finance degree from Bentley University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a CFA charterholder, and a member of CFA Society Boston.

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