Will Braman, Ballentine Partners’ Chief Investment Officer, spoke with The Wall Street Journal in “US Stocks End Little Changed: Transportation stocks slip, nearing correction territory.”
“Interest rates are way, way, way below their long-term trends. It is hard to get excited about Treasurys right now,” said Will Braman, chief investment officer at Ballentine Partners, which manages $5.6 billion. “If you look at dividend yields versus bond yields, stocks look incredibly attractive.”
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Will has over 30 years of experience in investment management, and more than 20 years in executive leadership roles within asset management companies. Most recently, Will was the CEO of the Americas for Fortis Investments until its acquisition by BNP Paribas, where he led a team of 130 professionals in Fortis’ expansion into North and South America. Prior to that, Will served as the Chief Investment Officer for John Hancock Advisers & Funds, where he managed the managers and analysts responsible for more than $30B in assets. Will also spent nearly 20 years with Baring Asset Management, where he rose to the position of CIO in London, after a long tenure as the head of the Boston-based investment team. Will began his career at Bank of Boston as an equity and credit analyst.
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