- The MBS senior portfolio managers have been working together for over 20 years.
Jeffrey Gundlach Lead Portfolio Manager
Jeffrey Gundlach is the Chief Executive Officer of DoubleLine. He is recognized as an expert1 in bonds and other debt-related investments. In 2011, he appeared on the cover of Barron's as "The New Bond King". In 2012, Bloomberg Markets magazine named him one of the "50 Most Influential". In 2013, Mr. Gundlach was named "Money Manager of the Year" by Institutional Investor. In 2015, Bloomberg Markets magazine again named him one of the "50 Most Influential". Mr. Gundlach is a graduate of Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, with degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy.
- Money News on May 26, 2011: Headline of the story: Bond Expert Gundlach: Housing Collapse to Spark Second Financial Meltdown. Morningstar on January 5, 2012: "...Jeffrey Gundlach, a high-profile fixed-income expert...”
Philip Barach Portfolio Manager
Mr. Barach is co-founder and President of DoubleLine Capital. Mr. Barach is a member of DoubleLine Executive Management. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Barach was Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of the TCW Mortgage Group where he spent over 23 years. He has over 32 years of fixed income investment experience. Before joining TCW, Mr. Barach was Senior Vice President of Chief Investments for Sun Life Insurance Company in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for the asset/liability management of the firm and oversight and management of the company’s $5 billion investment portfolio. Previously, he served as Principal Fixed Income Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest pension plan in the country. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the fixed income portion of the fund which was 100% internally managed. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received a BA in International Relations and an MBA in Finance.
Joel Damiani CFA, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Damiani is a founding member of DoubleLine. He is also a Portfolio Manager in the Mortgage Group. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Damiani was a Managing Director and MBS Portfolio Manager at TCW since 1999. Previously, Mr. Damiani was a Senior Vice President and head of residential mortgage investments at Back Bay Advisors. Before that, he was an Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager for The Putnam Companies. Mr. Damiani holds both a BS in Molecular Biology and an MS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. He is a CFA charterholder.
Vitaliy Liberman CFA, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Liberman joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is part of the portfolio management and trading team specializing in trading mortgages and mortgage credit securities. Prior to DoubleLine, he was a Vice President at TCW for the previous six years where he also worked in portfolio management and trading. Mr. Liberman graduated from the California State University at Northridge earning both a BS and an MS in Applied Mathematics. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ken Shinoda CFA, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Shinoda joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is part of the portfolio management and trading team specializing in trading mortgages and mortgage credit securities. Prior to DoubleLine, he was a Vice President at TCW for the previous six years where he also worked in portfolio management and trading. Mr. Shinoda graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration. He is a CFA charterholder.