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Michael Buchanan

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Michael Buchanan

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management Company
Michael Buchanan

Michael Buchanan is Western Asset’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer and has been in the fixed-income industry since 1990. As Deputy CIO, Michael has direct oversight of Western Asset’s Global Credit Team, which covers US and non-US investment-grade, high-yield and bank loan sectors. He also leads the Global Credit Committee, which ultimately determines overall firmwide credit themes. Prior to joining Western Asset in 2005, Michael served as Managing Director and Head of US Credit Products at Credit Suisse Asset Management and as Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Janus Capital Management. He also worked at BlackRock Financial Management as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager and at Conseco Capital Management as Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Michael graduated with honors from Brown University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and is a CFA® charterholder.