Scott Supple Speaks to P&I

BOSTON, MA, December 22, 2023 — Scott Supple, CAIA, Principal and Portfolio Manager at Longfellow Investment Management, was interviewed by Rob Kozlowski of Pensions & Investments.

In a recent publication by P&I titled, Stabilizing interest rates present right conditions for TIPS Supple said, “From a total return perspective, TIPS did have a challenging year last year. Looking at TIPS performance relative to duration-matched nominals, they did hold up OK and do a little bit of what they were supposed to.” He cautioned against viewing TIPS solely as a high inflation performer and said they can do a good job of preserving purchasing power, although they are subject to real rates.

The article then focused on the idea that TIPS have a branding problem, and concluded with a look at how an elevated CPI can be beneficial for TIPS. Supple said, “TIPS tend to be a good reflection of what people expect for inflation as opposed to what inflation might actually be in the moment.”

The full article is available online here.

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