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Transcript: Brian Rehling, CFA® - Co-Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy

I've been interested in the stock market since an early age.

I can still remember a stock picking contest in grade school. From that moment on, I was hooked.

It's funny though, because I didn't end up in stocks. I ended up in fixed income, which suits my personality.

Like many of our clients stability is very important to me. I'm a long-term thinker both in and out of the office.

That's one of the reasons I love the game of golf. Golf is all about balance and focus.

In that way, it's a lot like fixed income investing. Bonds aren't the flashiest of investments and they're not as fast-paced as stocks.

And, there may not be the same potential for rapid growth. But a smart fixed income strategy can help stabilize your portfolio.

It aims to smooth out the volatility that equities can bring. You know, when you watch sports news, what you usually see are the highlights.

The unlikely long shot...the hole in one. But you don't win a game of golf by making a few great shots. You win by sticking to your strategy and playing consistently.

It's the same thing with fixed income investing. Success requires patience, discipline, and a level head.

The market will go up and down, but it's important not to let emotions get the best of you.

You should make modifications as conditions change - just like you'd choose the right club for the hole you're playing or adjust your swing based on the weather.

But you've still got to play your game. One of the common goals of investing is to grow your assets.

And you may be able to do that by diversifying and maintaining positions over long periods of time.

Despite crashes in recent years and new media obsessiveness, that concept hasn't changed. You've still got to remain on course.