Joe Bridy, a Bucknell University ’98 graduate, visited the Student Managed Investment Fund on March 24 to discuss his career, time at Bucknell and outlook of fixed income markets. Mr. Bridy graduated cum laude from Bucknell with a degree in Economics and Finance. In addition, he attended Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, earning his MBA in finance with high distinction. Currently, Joe is a partner and fixed income portfolio manager for Hamlin Capital Management. He has been with Hamlin since 2004 and oversees all fixed income commitments in addition to overseeing the sourcing and structuring of new fixed income investment opportunities. Prior to Hamlin Mr. Bridy was an analyst in the Fixed Income Division at Goldman Sachs. He then worked as an equity trader and junior portfolio manager at Oscar Capital LLC, a long-short equity hedge fund, founded by former Goldman Sachs executives. Mr. Bridy shared his tremendous experience in fixed income markets with the class as we have recently endeavored to learn more about the asset class and how it helps to mitigate the risk of an equity portfolio. We genuinely hope that future SMIF classes have the opportunity to benefit from his wisdom in the future.