Bill Gross Departure from PIMCO – The Transformation of Traditional Fixed Income Investing

Mark Cernicky
Senior Product Specialist
Principal Global Fixed Income

In the financial sector, sometimes you wake up one morning and realize that things are different now. For example, in 1998 the risky trades of the giant hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) pushed the firm to the brink of bankruptcy and the Federal Reserve (Fed) took steps to bail it out because it was deemed too big to fail. Unfortunately, the LTCM crisis was just an early warning sign of things to come with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the 2008 global financial crisis, bringing systemic financial crises to a pinnacle.

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