Morningstar 2017 U.S. Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year

​For nearly 90 years, through all market cycles, PGIM Fixed Income has drawn on a deep discipline in credit research and risk management to add value for our clients.1

We're an active global fixed income manager bringing scale, stability, and broad capabilities to the pursuit of consistently strong, risk-adjusted returns.

For Institutional and Professional Investor Use Only. Your capital is at risk and the value of investments can go down as well as up.

PGIM Fixed Income Spotlight


Morningstar's 2017 U.S. Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year Award recognizes the portfolio management team's impressive performance in 2017 and its consistent long-term, risk-adjusted returns.2

Pictured from left to right: Michael Collins, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Robert Tipp, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist, Gregory Peters, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Richard Piccirillo, Senior Portfolio Manager.

The video on the left explains the team approach behind Morningstar's 2017 U.S. Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year.


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A Global Presence With Offices In:

The following table describes the office locations, AUM, and clients per region.
Region Office Assets Clients
North America Newark, NJ $449.3 billion 472
Europe, Middle East & Africa London $59.8 billion 68
Asia & Australia Singapore $15.5 billion 15
Japan Tokyo $184.0 billion 24

Managing $709 Billion Globally

•    $296 billion for proprietary accounts
•    $291 billion for institutional accounts
•    $122 billion for retail accounts


280 Investment Professionals

•    Senior investment professionals average 29 years
      industry experience and 19 years firm experience 

Global Client Base

•    13 sovereign wealth funds and central banks
•    37 of the 100 largest U.S. pension funds3
•    29 of the 100 largest global pension funds4
•    9 of the top 20 Fortune 100 companies


This website is intended for Institutional and Professional Investors only. Your capital is at risk and the value of investments can go down as well as up.

Source(s) of data (unless otherwise noted): PGIM Fixed Income as of December 31, 2017

1 Any discussion of risk management is intended to describe PGIM Fixed Income's efforts to monitor and manage risk but does not imply low risk. All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss.

2 Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. These risks may increase the Fund’s share price volatility.

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Morningstar Awards 2017. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Robert Tipp, Michael Collins, Richard Piccirillo and Gregory Peters. Prudential Total Return Bond Fund (PDBZX) awarded U.S. Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year. The Fund Manager of the Year award winners are chosen based on research and in-depth qualitative evaluation by Morningstar's Manager Research Group.

3 Source of U.S. pension fund data: Pensions & Investments Top 1000 U.S. Pension Funds, published February 6, 2017 and S&P's MMD Top 100 U.S. Pensions.  

4 Source of global pension fund data: IPE Top 1000 Global Institutional Investors - 2017 and S&P's MMD Top 100 Global Pensions.

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Any discussion of risk management is intended to describe PGIM Fixed Income’s efforts to monitor and manage risk but does not imply low risk.  All investing involves risk, including the risk of loss.  Fixed Income securities are subject to certain risks, including credit, interest rate, issuer, market and inflation risk.  Foreign and emerging market securities are subject to currency, political, economic and market risks, which may be enhanced in emerging market countries.  High Yield securities are lower rated securities that may have a higher degree of credit and liquidity risk.  Mortgage and asset-backed securities are sensitive to early prepayment risk, a higher risk of default and may be hard to value and difficult to sell.  U.S. government securities may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S.; thus, these issuers may not be able to meet their future payment obligations.  With sovereign debt securities, the issuer or governmental authority that controls the repayment of the debt may not be willing or able to repay the principal and/or pay the interest when it becomes due, in accordance with the terms of such obligations.  Collateralized mortgage obligations may have unpredictable cash flows that can increase the risk of loss.  Public bank loans are subject to liquidity risks of lower rated securities.  The use of derivative instruments may disproportionately increase losses and have a significant impact on performance. They also may be subject to counterparty, liquidity, valuation, correlation and market risks.

There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objective under all market conditions or be suitable for all investors.  Each investor should evaluate their ability to invest for the long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market.  

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