In October 2008, Wayne Schmidt joined Gradient Investments, LLC and serves as Chief Investment Officer. Wayne brings decades of institutional experience and in-depth knowledge of the private client market to Gradient Investments, and offers a global investment management perspective.
Wayne Schmidt is a regular contributor to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and has been a featured guest on Fox Business News. He has been quoted on the global economy in numerous nationally and internationally recognized investment publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and a member of The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Twin Cities Society of Security Analysts.
Schmidt boasts 26 years investment experience. During his tenure at AXA Investment Managers, he served as senior portfolio manager for the U.S. Investment Grade Fixed Income Team. As the lead portfolio manager, he managed $9.5 billion of fixed income assets with a variety of mandates ranging from aggregate, corporate and government bond portfolios.