Brian Kennedy is a co-portfolio manager of the firm’s multisector institutional strategies. Brian started his investment industry career in 1990 as a senior fund accountant at the Boston Company. He joined Loomis Sayles in 1994 as a securitized and government bond trader. He transitioned to the high yield trading desk in 2001, where he initiated Loomis Sayles’ trading of bank loans, while also trading high yield, convertibles, derivatives and equities. Brian first joined the full discretion investment team as product manager in 2009. In 2013 he was promoted to co-portfolio manager of the investment grade bond products, and in 2016 he was promoted again to co-portfolio manager of the multisector suite of products.

Brian earned a BS from Providence College and an MBA from Babson College.


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Funds Managed

Loomis SaylesBond Fund

Benchmark-agnostic multisector fund, actively managed by the Loomis Full Discretion Team.

Loomis SaylesFixed Income Fund

Actively managed “go anywhere” strategy complements traditional bond funds. Managers have flexibility to seek out best values worldwide. Founded 1995.

Loomis SaylesHigh Income Fund

Actively managed high yield bond fund that pursues competitive income from lower-credit-quality bonds.

Loomis SaylesInstitutional High Income Fund

Full discretion, global high yield bond fund, actively managed by the Loomis Full Discretion Team. Founded 1996.

Loomis SaylesInvestment Grade Bond Fund

Opportunistic, value-oriented fixed income portfolio actively managed by the Loomis Full Discretion Team.

Loomis SaylesInvestment Grade Fixed Income Fund

Pursues total return from a “go anywhere” portfolio that allows veteran management team to seek out the best values in fixed income markets worldwide.

Loomis SaylesStrategic Alpha Fund

Built on a flexible framework, the fund invests across global fixed income markets and seeks to provide consistent risk-adjusted investment results throughout market cycles.

Loomis SaylesStrategic Income Fund

Benchmark-agnostic multisector fund, actively managed by the Full Discretion team.