Tom Graff is a fixed income strategist for Brown Advisory, an independent investment advisory firm in Baltimore, Md. Graff is also the manager of the Brown Advisory Tactical Bond Fund (BATBX), a long/short fixed income fund.Expand

Prior to joining Brown, Graff was a managing director and taxable fixed-income trader for Cavanaugh Capital Management in Baltimore. Graff earned a CFA charter in 2002.

The opinions expressed here are Graff's own and in no way the statements of Brown Advisory, and may or may not reflect the strategies being pursued for clients of Brown Advisory.

Graff welcomes your questions and can be reached at tomgraff@brownadvisory.com.Collapse

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