Marilyn Cohen is president of Envision Capital Management Inc., a Los Angeles–based registered investment adviser. She is co-author with Christopher R. Malburg of the recently published “Surviving the Bond Bear Market: Bondland’s Nuclear Winter” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011) and writes Marilyn Cohen’s Bond Smart Investor newsletter at www.newsletters.forbes.com.
Areas of Expertise: bonds, fixed income
Books: “Surviving the Bond Bear Market: Bondland’s Nuclear Winter,” “Bonds Now! Making Money in the New Fixed Income Landscape” and “The Bond Bible”
Topics Presented in Speeches: “Managing Your Bond Portfolio Better;” “Risks You Can Avoid;” “Looking for Yield in a Low Interest Rate Environment” and “Using the Tools Professional Portfolio Managers Rely On”
Marilyn Cohen is one of the country’s top bond managers. She began her 32-year financial career as a securities analyst at William O’Neil & Co. She moved into bond brokerage at Cantor Fitzgerald Inc. then founded Envision Capital Management 16 years ago. As Envision’s CEO, Marilyn specializes in managing bond portfolios for individuals.
During this same 16 years Marilyn has written the bond column appearing in Forbes magazine. She is the author of three books, her latest being “Surviving the Bond Bear Market: Bondland’s Nuclear Winter” (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). This book shows investors how to survive the coming nuclear winter of the bond market. It identifies the indicators that will tell you when to make strategic moves.
Marilyn is also publisher of Forbes’ Bond Smart Investor. This monthly newsletter provides individual investors with timely bond insights and specific recommendations. The Bond Smart Investor focuses exclusively on fixed-income investments.
Marilyn is a popular guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, PBS and each of the major broadcast networks. Her comments—stated in plain English—guide individuals through the inner workings of the bond market.
Articles by this Author
Investors worried about higher interest rates should be preemptive. Consider lowering duration and looking at variable-rate bonds.
June 2011 | Journal