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David King, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

David King is a senior portfolio manager with the asset allocation team at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA). Mr. King joined the firm in 2010 and has been a member of the investment community since 1983.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. King was a senior portfolio manager at Putnam Investments. Previously, he held various other roles during his 25 years at Putnam beginning as an equity research investment analyst and including associate director of equity research. Prior to that, he worked briefly at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Citibank, NA. Mr. King began his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now JPMorgan Chase) in 1978.

Mr. King earned a B.S. in administration, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Flexible income strategies — Avoiding side effects from the Fed’s medicine

David King, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager | August 11, 2014

In today’s low interest rate environment, investors with cash on hand and a limited appetite for risk aren’t having an easy time growing their wealth. The Fed’s strong influence throughout the government and corporate bond markets makes it hard to find attractive fixed-income instruments of low or moderate risk. To increase an investor’s chances of

Should your income be fixed?

David King, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager | December 16, 2013

Investors need to rethink the role of fixed income in building portfolios How to provide an adequate rate of return with an acceptable level of risk Benefits of a non-fixed, income-oriented strategy in today’s environment Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Scotch and soda. In the investment industry, the words “fixed” and “income” seem