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March 11, 2020

Walsh Named Among the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance

NEW YORK, NY – Barron’s magazine has recognized Anne Walsh, Guggenheim Investments CIO for Fixed Income, as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance.

Barron’s inaugural list includes executives from major banks, brokerages, asset management firms, public servants, and policymakers. The 100 women on the list were chosen based on their accomplishments and leadership within their organization, influence within their sector, and the capacity to shape their business or the industry in the future. Walsh will be profiled in an upcoming edition of Barron’s.

“I offer Anne the my most sincere congratulations on this tremendous honor,” said Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO. “Anne and I have been partners for over 20 years, and I consider her to be among the finest investors in the business. Her deep understanding of the complex needs of our clients has been fundamental to Guggenheim’s growth and is a key ingredient in our plans for the future. Anne is a role model to those young women and men interested in working in asset management. I’m grateful for her friendship and her professionalism.”

Walsh is a longstanding proponent of encouraging more women to join the financial services industry, speaking at the World Economic Forum on the topic, and participating in events discussing women’s role in asset management and investing.

“I consider it a privilege to be counted among such a prestigious group of women,” Walsh said. “The breadth of inclusion—from innovators to leaders to policymakers—highlights the diversity of ways in which women are shaping the global financial system.”

This is not the first time Walsh has been recognized as a leader for women in asset management. She was featured as one of the top female portfolio managers in Citywire’s Alpha Female Report, and the profile noted her impressive track record in asset management, highlighting Walsh’s perspective on Guggenheim’s unique investment philosophy, women in asset management, Guggenheim’s multi-sector fixed income funds, and opportunities in bond investing.

Other profiles, including a feature in Bloomberg, also showcase Walsh’s standing as one of the top fixed income managers in the industry, a recognized leader in life insurance portfolio management, and one of the most revered women in the asset management industry.

Walsh, who joined Guggenheim in 2007, oversees more than $185 billion in fixed-income investments including Agencies, credit, municipals, and structured securities. She holds a B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. from Auburn University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheiminvestments.com.


About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with more than $215 billion¹ in total assets across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 290+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.


About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $275 billion² in assets under management. Across our three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, we have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. With over 2,400 professionals based in offices around the world, our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. We invite you to learn more about our expertise and values by visiting GuggenheimPartners.com and following us on Twitter at twitter.com/guggenheimptnrs.


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Guggenheim Partners
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1Assets under management as of 12.31.2019 and include leverage of $11.8bn. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management.

2Assets under management are as of 12.31.2019 and include consulting services for clients whose assets are valued at approximately $67bn.

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