Here's how a global manager beats the market and braces for a slowdown

Veteran investor David Newman reveals some of the strategies that have helped him beat his benchmark -- or generate alpha as he terms it -- in an asset class that almost tripled in volume in one decade.

David Newman manages global bond strategies as Global Head of High Yield at Allianz Global Investors. He's resumé counts investment firms such as UBS, Citigroup and Rogge Global Partners. | Photo: PR: Allianz Global Investors

Credit investor David Newman knows first hand how financial markets can turn sour almost overnight. From various positions at investment firms such as UBS Investment Bank and Citigroup, he witnessed the turmoil of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, the dot-com bubble of 2001 and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.

Lessons learned from those events affect how he, as Global Head of High Yield at Allianz Global Investors, has made recent changes in his global bond portfolio.

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