Eric M. Friedland, CFA
Eric Friedland is responsible for managing the municipal bond research group, which makes credit recommendations to the portfolio managers for the purchase of municipal bonds in the primary and secondary market. In this role, he also oversees credit surveillance of the municipal bonds held in the mutual funds and separately managed accounts.
Mr. Friedland began his career in the financial services industry in 1985, and 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.
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 also is a volunteer at the Exchange Club of New Canaan, Habitat for Humanity, and the Congregational Church of New Canaan Outreach.
Mr. Friedland earned a BA from the State University of New York at Albany, an MS from Northeastern University Graduate School of Accounting, and an MBA from Duke University 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
Fixed-Income InsightsTax Flight Less of a Factor than Previously ThoughtAugust 8, 2019 by Eric M. Friedland, CFAAfter a tax reform provision placed limits on deductions for wealthy individuals living in high income tax states, some feared an exodus to lower-tax states. Here’s a closer look at what really happened.Next Page