James T Colby III, Senior Municipal Strategist/ Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Investments, is responsible for the Municipal ETF investments, security transactions, market strategy, market analysis and product development for Van Eck municipal bond exchange traded funds. Prior to joining Van Eck, Jim was Senior Portfolio manager and Director of High Yield Municipal Fixed Income at Lord Abbett where he oversaw the creation and integration of this product line and managed the fund to the $Billion dollar threshold and top decile performance. Prior to that Jim was the Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Municipal Fixed Income at John Hancock Funds, Director for Fixed Income Management for Old Harbor Capital, and co-manager/ Senior Portfolio Manager for municipal funds at Evergreen Asset Management in Boston. Jim has over 20 years experience of municipal fixed income portfolio management with both retail and institutional companies. He earned an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.
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