Andrea Anastasio, Head of Investment Management Solutions at MassMutual Investments joined Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss her 2023 market outlook and MassMutual’s best-of-breed manager approach.
2022 was the perfect storm of inflation, rising rates, economic uncertainty and geopolitical disruption. Heading into 2023, volatility and diversification challenges continue to be top of mind for advisors. Although recent reports indicate inflation maybe starting to slowdown, Anastasio expects rate hikes to continue in the nearterm, pointing to opportunities in short duration assets and floating rate notes. On the equities side, value has historically outperformed growth during periods of rising rates and inflation, explains Anastasio.
MassMutual Investments’ multi-manager approach delivers a comprehensive institutional-quality investment platform to advisors and their clients. “Our open-architecture platform allows us to find what we believe are the best managers,” says Anastasio. MassMutual partners with over 20 sub-advisers and seeks specialty managers with a disciplined investment approach and long-term track record.
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Andrea Anastasio is Head of Investment Management Solutions at MassMutual. In this newly created role, Andrea leads the development of our investment strategies, with a focus on developing innovative solutions to meet our clients’ most pressing investment challenges.
Andrea is a proven leader with more than two decades of experience and demonstrated achievements using her investment acumen and deep expertise to drive a culture of innovation and ideation. She joins MassMutual from State Street Global Advisors where she held a number of roles, most recently serving as head of investment strategy and research for North America. Previously, Andrea spent more than 15 years with Wellington Management Company across a variety roles, most recently as an investment director in equities.
She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in Economics from College of the Holy Cross. She is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.
MassMutual Investments is the marketing name for certain products and/or services of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual®) and its affiliates, including MML Investment Advisers, LLC (MML Advisers). Investment advisory services of MassMutual Investments are provided exclusively by MML Advisers.