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Karin Anderson

Karin Anderson is director of North American fixed-income strategies for Morningstar.


Investors need to carefully consider various currency, interest-rate, credit/default, and geopolitical risks before jumping into this steadily growing category.

PIMCO's Bronze-rated Global and Foreign Bond funds--available hedged or unhedged--are run by the same successful management team and have done well versus similar peers and their benchmarks.

Morningstar checks in on the TCW/Metropolitan West crew following the bond world shakeup caused by Bill Gross' departure from PIMCO.

A past Morningstar Manager of the Year oversees this portfolio, which has fewer holdings than some of its peers but asymmetric sector weightings.