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|Partner & Director of Quantitative Research|
Walter Prahl is a Partner & Director of Quantitative Research at Lord Abbett. He is responsible for overseeing a team of researchers who develop quantitative models and techniques to conduct portfolio risk analysis and security valuation for the firm's equity and fixed-income portfolios. He also is a Portfolio Manager for the Calibrated Funds, focusing on identifying stock-specific opportunities through proprietary research, with an emphasis on mandate consistency, sector/industry neutrality, and rigorous risk control. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for the Affiliated Fund.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Mr. Prahl joined Lord Abbett in 1997 as Director of Quantitative Research—Taxable Fixed Income. In this role, he established a team that continues to develop and support risk management and relative value models, and tools for fixed-income investing. He was named a Partner in 2002. Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Mr. Prahl worked as a Fixed-Income Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Mr. Prahl holds a BS in mathematics and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Wisconsin.
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