Eric M. Friedland, CFA
Eric Friedland is responsible for managing Lord Abbett’s Municipal Bond Research team. In this role, he provides guidance to the research analysts and oversight of the rigorous process involved in identifying securities for all of the tax free fixed-income portfolios managed by the firm. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Stewardship Council.
Mr. Friedland joined Lord Abbett in 2015. His previous experience includes serving as Portfolio Manager and Director of Municipal Credit Research at Schroders Investment Management; Public Finance Group Credit Officer and Managing Director at Fitch Ratings; Director of Municipal Research at Belle Haven Investments; Director at Financial Security Assurance; Senior Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service; Financial Analyst at Salomon Brothers; and Advanced Staff Accountant at Ernst and Whinney. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1987.
Mr. Friedland has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Bond Buyer, and Reuters. He served on the board of National Federation of Municipal Analysts for nine years and was Chairman in 2006. In addition, he served on the board of Municipal Analysts Group of New York for five years and was Chairman in 2012.
He earned a BA in political science and psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, an MS in accounting from Northeastern University Graduate School of Accounting, and an MBA from Duke University‘s Fuqua School of Business. He also is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.
Fixed-Income InsightsAmid the Pandemic, State and Local Governments Appear ResilientJuly 10, 2020 by Eric FriedlandBy and large, we believe issuers in this key segment of the municipal bond market have the financial resources and flexibility to weather the disruptions caused by COVID-19.Next Page
Fixed-Income InsightsThe Global Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Municipal BondsWe highlight the challenges as well as the potential resilience of the U.S. municipal bond market and its credit quality in a period of extraordinary volatility and economic shock.Next Page