Lawrence Gillum

Chief Fixed Income Strategist

Lawrence Gillum is Chief Fixed Income Strategist for LPL Financial. Guiding the strategy for fixed income assets like debt-related investments (e.g., bonds, Treasuries), he is instrumental in helping shape LPL Research’s view on capital market conditions.

His perspective is funneled into all that LPL Research does—including maintaining model portfolios and regularly contributing and authoring LPL Research’s news and thought leadership publications. He is a member of the Strategic Asset and Allocation Committee (STAAC), which provides a united investment view across a comprehensive range of investing disciplines.

Prior to joining LPL Financial

Lawrence worked at Raymond James as Director of Research, where he oversaw fixed income research within the firm’s models. Other experience includes time as an independent consultant for the CFA Institute, and as a Senior Investment Analyst.

Lawrence started in the industry in 1998 and became interested in investing during the dot-com era. After owning a number of stocks that proved to be worthless once the bubble burst, he realized he was better suited for fixed income analysis.

Education & Achievements

MBA in Corporate Finance and Data Analytics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

BS in Business Administration and Management, University of Florida

Chartered Financial Analyst®

Series 7 license

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Muni Summer Set-up: Seasonal Tailwinds & Easing Interest Rates

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Research examines the summer set-up for muni investors with several (potential) tailwinds on the horizon.

Sure, Cash Is Cool Again, but Bonds Are Better

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Research examines the investment case for bonds over cash now that Fed rate hikes are likely over.

Bond Market Continues to Price Out Rate Cuts

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Research highlights the number of rate cuts the bond market is pricing in after the recent CPI report.

Core Fixed Income: Down but Not Out

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Research examines potential returns for core bonds following the recent shift in Federal Reserve rate cut expectations.

What Could Be in Store for Muni Investors in 2024?

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Research looks at valuations for the municipal market and what could be in store for municipal investors in 2024.

The More Things Changed, the More They Stayed the Same

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Financial Research looks at the current set-up for fixed income, which isn’t very different from what it was to start the year.

Is There Any Income Left in Fixed Income?

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Financial Research examines the still-favorable risk and return setup for fixed income after six straight months of negative returns.

Who is Going to Buy Bonds? Pension Funds

| Lawrence Gillum

LPL Financial Research examines positive supply and demand technical analysis for the investment-grade corporate universe.