Elaine Stokes is a vice president, portfolio manager and co-head of the full discretion team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. She has 29 years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 1988. Ms. Stokes co-manages a variety of mutual fund and institutional strategies, including the firm's flagship fund. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 2000, she had experience working in high yield, global and emerging markets, serving as a senior fixed-income trader and portfolio specialist.

Ms. Stokes is co-head and founder of the Loomis Sayles Women's Network group and is on the executive board for the Strong Women, Strong Girls nonprofit organization. She is a frequent speaker and panelist, featured as a keynote speaker for the Morningstar Conference 2015, CNBC, and WealthTrack.

Ms. Stokes earned a BS from St. Michael's College.