Walt is a 25-year fixed income veteran and is based in the Chicago office. Walt focuses on Total Rate of Return Structured Product portfolio strategies for money managers, insurance companies, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, corporations, hedge funds, municipalities, and large depositories on a global scale. Walt is responsible for the management of the Mortgage Strategies area and the coordination of the Structured Product business within the firm. He is a frequent public speaker and discussion facilitator in both industry association and customer-sponsored settings. He has also been widely quoted in the print media and has appeared in the television media to discuss market trends.

Walt holds an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Social Science/International Relations, and a B.A. (with Honor) from Michigan State University in Social Science/International Relations. He is a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.