U.S. Fixed Income

Brian Svendahl, CFA

Brian Svendahl, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head, U.S. Fixed Income

Brian Svendahl oversees our fixed income research, portfolio management and trading. In addition to shaping our overall fixed income philosophy and process, he is a portfolio manager for the Access Capital Community Investment strategy and many of our government mandates. Brian joined RBC GAM-US in 2005 and most recently led the mortgage and government team before being promoted to Co-Head. He held several risk management, research and trading positions at Wells Fargo. Brian’s experience also includes liability management and implementing balance sheet hedging strategies. He earned a BS in economics from the University of Minnesota and a BBA in finance and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Brian is a CFA charterholder.


Brandon T Swensen, CFA

Brandon T Swensen, CFA

Vice President, Co-Head, U.S. Fixed Income

Brandon Swensen oversees our fixed income research, portfolio management and trading. In addition to shaping our overall fixed income philosophy and process, he is a portfolio manager for several of our cash management and core solutions. Brandon joined RBC GAM-US in 2000 and most recently was a portfolio manager on the mortgage and government team before being promoted to Co-Head. He also held research analyst positions covering asset-backed securities and credit and served as a financial analyst for the firm. Brandon earned a BS in finance from St. Cloud State University and an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.


James P. Weinand, CFA

James P. Weinand, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jim Weinand is a portfolio manager in our fixed income group. He researches the telecommunications, media, technology, consumer, health care and REIT sectors of the corporate market. Before joining RBC GAM-US in 2010, Jim conducted high yield credit and quantitative equity research at Columbia Management. He earned a BS in finance from the University Of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a CFA charterholder.