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Jeremiah Charles
Senior Vice President at First Trust Portfolios L.P.


Jeremiah is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of the First Trust Securitized Products Group. Jeremiah has over 16 years of investment, trading and portfolio management experience. Jeremiah co-manages three ETFs seeking income and several other MBS-related sleeves of multi-sector investment strategies. At First Trust, he focuses on interest rate and managed volatility strategies across the yield curve using a wide array of mortgage and securitized products, government securities and hedging instruments. Prior to joining First Trust in 2013, Jeremiah spent the majority of his career as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Deerfield Capital Management where he helped manage the Deerfield Mortgage REIT. He also held positions at CRT Capital and Piper Jaffray.  Jeremiah has extensive experience managing institutional securitized and mortgage-related assets, with an emphasis on fundamental collateral and credit analysis. Jeremiah holds a BS in Finance from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, and an MS in Real Estate with honors from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University

Agenda Sessions

  • Fixed Income in Uncertain Times