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Chris Dillon, CFA

Portfolio Specialist,

Vice President

T. Rowe Price

Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Your 401(k) Investment Menu

Guest: Chris Dillon, CFA







If you are at all curious about how rising interest rates here in the United States could impact your 401(k) investments, employees and the economy, my guest Chris Dillon a fixed income portfolio specialist with T. Rowe Price covers these topics and more!  During our conversation Chris does a great job of explaining in an understandable way some fundamental concepts such as what a fixed income yield curve is and how interest rate changes impact bond prices.  He also helps make sense of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy, how negative rates and deflation in some countries could impact the US markets and why inflation is a good thing.  Finally, he provides great insights on strategies employers can use in your 401(k) to position your fixed income offerings and to provide options that could do well in a rising interest rate environment.  This episode is packed, I hope you enjoy!

Guest Bio

Chris Dillon is a portfolio specialist in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. He supports the Municipal Bond, International Bond, and Global Unconstrained Bond Strategies, working closely with clients, prospects, and consultants. Mr. Dillon is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.


Mr. Dillon has 19 years of investment experience, 10 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he was an investment advisory research consultant for PNC Advisors. Before PNC Advisors, Mr. Dillon directed fixed income management research for Smith Barney Consulting Group.


Mr. Dillon earned a B.A., cum laude, in history/economics from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. in business administration from Wilmington University. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.



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