Tom Murphy is a senior portfolio manager and head of the Investment Grade Credit Team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Mr. Murphy joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 2002 and has held his current position since that time. Previously, Mr. Murphy was a managing director and portfolio manager at BlackRock Financial Management, where he was senior strategist for investmentgrade corporate bonds, a senior member of the investment grade corporate portfolio management team, and lead portfolio manager for the firms investment grade corporateonly portfolios. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy was with Zurich Scudder Investments for ten years, holding a number of positions including corporate sector team leader. He was in the investment industry since 1986. Mr. Murphy received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Michigan. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.