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In this session recorded at Fixed-Income Management 2019, Thomas Tzitzouris, a director at Research Partners, discusses term premia—the most important economic signal—and its measurement; the impact of inflation and inflation volatility on term premia; and market and political ramifications of a low term premium.

About the Speaker(s)

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Thomas Tzitzouris

Thomas Tzitzouris is a director at Strategas, where he leads the firm’s fixed-income research efforts. His work touches on all aspects of broad market fixed-income strategy, as well as clients’ asset/liability management needs. Mr. Tzitzouris’s focus includes interest rate and credit term structure strategies, callable bond analysis, sector-relative value research, and valuation analysis for Treasury, agency, and high-grade corporates. Previously, he worked as a senior analyst at Fannie Mae, where he led the independent debt valuation team. Mr. Tzitzouris also spent time as a debt and derivatives analyst at Freddie Mac. He began his career as a quantitative research analyst with JPMorgan Asset Management’s fixed-income group. Mr. Tzitzouris earned a BS in finance from Bryant University, an MA in economics from George Mason University, and an MS in mathematics from Fairfield University.