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Pramod Atluri: 'When This Storm Hit, It Hit Fast, and It Hit Hard'

The Capital Group fund manager discusses where bond investors are getting paid to take risk today and the role of bonds in an ultra-low-yield world.

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Our guest on the podcast is Pramod Atluri. He is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. Atluri began in the investment business more than two decades ago and has been at Capital Group since 2016. Before joining Capital Group, Atluri was a bond portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, where he also worked as a fixed-income strategist and credit analyst. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Atluri earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Background

Pramod Atluri bio

American Funds Bond Fund of America 

American Funds Income Fund of America

American Funds American Balanced 

Commentary

"Four Actions to Take in Bond Portfolios," by Pramod Atluri, Mike Gitlin, and Karl Zeile, Capital Group, June 17, 2020. 

"Answers to Your 5 Biggest Fed Rate Cut and Bond Questions," by Mike Gitlin and Pramod Atluri, Capital Group, March 17, 2020. 

"Fixed-Income Outlook: Meet Uncertainty With Balance," by Pramod Atluri, Mike Gitlin, and Margaret Steinbach, Capital Group, Dec. 11, 2019. 

Fund Management

The Capital System

"Capital Group: Multimanager System the 'Best of Both Worlds'," by Alec Lucas and Brad Vogt, Morningstar.com, June 16, 2018. 

2020 Market Turbulence

Nonbank financial companies

"Enormous De-Leveraging in Bond Market Smacks of Margin Calls," by Stephen Spratt, Bloomberg.com, March 19, 2020. 

"Treasury Bonds Sold Off as the Dow Sank Into a Bear Market. That's Not Supposed to Happen," by Alexandra Skaggs, Barron's, March 11, 2020. 

Role of Bonds in a Portfolio

"Why Fixed Income: 4 Roles Your Bond Portfolio Should Play," by Kelly Campbell and Mike Gitlin, Capital Group, February 2019. 

"U.S. Fund Flows in June Cap a Wild First Half of 2020," by Tony Thomas and Nick Watson, Morningstar.com, July 17, 2020. 

"How the Great Inflation of the 1970s Happened," by Leslie Kramer, Investopedia, April 29, 2020.