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Even casual investors have heard the name Jeffrey Gundlach; he's quoted nearly every week in financial publications.
Gundlach had dazzling success in the rough-and-tumble mortgage-backed securities and credit markets during a market that bankrupted his less savvy rivals. It was this success that led Barron's to acclaim him "Bond King" in a February 2011 cover story.
After just six months in the banking business, the ex-musician and summa cum laude Dartmouth philosophy and mathematics grad was managing several hundred million dollars – doing more than his bit to ensure Trust Company of the West Group spent the entire decade from 1999 to 2009 in the top 2% of intermediate-term bond funds.
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When he left TCW in 2009, he founded his own firm, DoubleLine Capital. After barely eight months in business, DoubleLine outperformed every single one of the 91 other bond funds in the Morningstar intermediate-term bond category.
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