Elaine Stokes is a vice president, portfolio manager and co-head of the full discretion team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. She has 29 years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 1988. Stokes co-manages a variety of mutual fund and institutional strategies, including the firm's flagship fund. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 2000, she worked in high yield, global and emerging markets, serving as a senior fixed income trader and portfolio specialist. Stokes is co-head and founder of the Loomis Sayles Women's Network group and is on the executive board for the Strong Women, Strong Girls nonprofit organisation. She is a frequent speaker and panellist, featured as a keynote speaker for the Morningstar Conference 2015, CNBC and WealthTrack. Stokes earned a BS from St. Michael's College.