Walter H. Prahl, Ph.D.
Walter Prahl is responsible for overseeing a team of researchers who develop quantitative models and techniques to conduct portfolio risk analysis and security valuation for Lord Abbett’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. He is also the lead Portfolio Manager for the Affiliated Fund. Mr. Prahl is also a member of the Investment Leadership Team, as well as the Strategic Allocation Committee. In addition, he serves on the Lord Abbett Steering Committee, which provides strategic direction and decides on the priorities of the organization.
Mr. Prahl joined Lord Abbett in 1997 and was named Partner in 2002. Prior to his current role, he served 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. His previous experience includes serving as Fixed-Income Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1985.
He earned a BS in mathematics and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Wisconsin.