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Miriam Sjoblom

Miriam Sjoblom is a director on the global manager research team at Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She oversees the global ratings process for fixed-income strategies.

Sjoblom returned to Morningstar in 2016 after spending three years as a senior consultant for Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, where she researched alternative credit strategies and advised institutional clients on hedge fund and private debt manager selection. Previously, she was a member of Morningstar’s manager research group from 2007 to 2013, during which time she covered multisector and specialist fixed-income managers and oversaw the North American fixed-income manager research team. Before joining Morningstar, Sjoblom worked as a business analyst in Citigroup's investment banking division and as a fixed-income analyst for Performance Trust Capital Partners.

Sjoblom received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in media studies from The New School. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.

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The factors that drove bond prices higher in 2012 are much weaker in 2013, and investors should have a modest intermediate-term outlook on their fixed-income holdings, says Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.

BlackRock's Rick Rieder expects the bond market to focus more on alpha creation next year, but investors should watch for rising duration risk as well as ongoing troubles in Europe.

Markets are being too short-sighted about the European crisis, as recent stress may actually stir policymakers to enact meaningful change, says the Templeton Global Bond manager.

Franklin Templeton's Rafael Costas believes that exaggerated fears about muni defaults, along with a few technical factors, led to the recent sell-off in the sector.