Mark Vaselkiv, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
Mark Vaselkiv is chief investment officer of Fixed Income at T. Rowe Price. He is additionally a member of the firm's Asset Allocation Committee. Mr. Vaselkiv is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.
Mr. Vaselkiv has 35 years of investment experience, 31 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. He started at the firm in 1988 as a high yield corporate credit analyst with a special focus on forest products and gaming and was appointed to the high yield portfolio management team in 1996. He began his investment career in 1984 as a credit analyst for Prudential Insurance Company. In 1986, he became a credit analyst and vice president at Shenkman Capital Management.
Mr. Vaselkiv earned a B.A. in political science from Wheaton College, Illinois, and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Steve Bartolini, CFA®, Portfolio Manager
Steve Bartolini is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Bartolini is the lead portfolio manager of the U.S. Core Bond Strategy, the U.S. Inflation Protected Strategy, and the U.S. Short-Term Inflation Focused Bond Strategy. He also co-heads the firm's global interest rate and currency strategy team and is a member of the portfolio strategy team for U.S. taxable bond strategies. Mr. Bartolini is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Mr. Bartolini has 20 years of investment experience, nine of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to his current role, he was a Baltimore-based mortgage trader in Global Trading for three years. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2010, Mr. Bartolini spent nine years at Fannie Mae in the capital markets area, where he served as a director of portfolio management, a senior trader, and an analyst.
Mr. Bartolini earned a B.S. in economics from George Washington University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Chris Brown, CFA®, Portfolio Manager
Chris Brown is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Brown is the head of the Securitized Products team, portfolio manager of the Total Return Strategy, and a member of the portfolio strategy team for U.S. taxable bond strategies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Mr. Brown has 19 years of investment experience, 14 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Brown was an associate portfolio manager on the U.S. Taxable Bond team and a portfolio investment strategist on the Fixed Income Quantitative team. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2005, he was a fixed income analyst and trader at Riggs Investment Advisors, Inc., in Washington, D.C. Before this, he was an investment analyst for Cambridge Associates LLC in Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. Brown earned a B.A. in economics from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Lauren Wagandt, CFA®, Portfolio Manager
Lauren Wagandt is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. Ms. Wagandt has portfolio management responsibilities for the US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Strategy. She is also executive vice president and cochair of the Investment Advisory Committee of the US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Strategy. Ms. Wagandt is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Ms. Wagandt has 13 years of investment experience, 10 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Before assuming her current role, Ms. Wagandt was a corporate credit analyst in the Fixed Income Division. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, she was a product specialist at hedge fund BlueCrest Capital Management in New York and London, serving in a marketing and client services role. Ms. Wagandt also worked as a high-grade credit research analyst at Credit Suisse in New York.
Ms. Wagandt earned a B.A. in economics from Cornell University. She also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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