Raza Agha joined LGIM as Head of Emerging Markets Credit Strategy in February 2019. He has over 17 years of experience in EM sovereign credit/macro research and strategy at commercial, investment, multilateral and central banks. Raza was most recently at VTB Capital in London where he was Chief Economist, Middle East and Africa, while also servicing internal clients on global emerging markets. He has previously worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Samba Financial Group, Bear Stearns, Central Bank of Pakistan, Abn Amro, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Raza graduated from Cornell University with two Master’s degrees in public administration and development policy. His undergraduate degree is in Economics from University College London.
Adil has worked in the finance industry for over 15 years, with a particular focus on fixed income markets. In his spare time (when he’s not thinking about the world and market impacts) he enjoys cycling up mountains.
Alex is a Fund Manager in the Active Fixed Income team. Alex joined LGIM in 2013 as a graduate. Alex holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College, and a BEconSc in Economics from Manchester University. Alex also holds the IMC.
Amélie is a Fixed Income Investment Specialist within the Global Fixed Income Team, covering Global Credit and Absolute Return Portfolios. Prior to this, she was a Portfolio Manager for the Global Bond Strategies team, which she joined in 2014 as a Quantitative Analyst. She joined LGIM in 2011 from AXA IM and held a variety of roles within LGIM before joining the Global Fixed Income team. Amelie graduated from ESSEC Business School and holds an MBA. She has been a CFA charterholder since 2015.
Colin has responsibility for our Active Strategies team as well as overall portfolio management responsibilities for our Global Credit and Core Plus strategies. Colin joined LGIM in 2005 from Henderson Global Investors, where he was Head of Investment Grade Credit Fund Management. He has 25 years’ experience in bond markets, specialising in non-government debt, and he has previously worked for Henderson Global Investors, Scottish Widows and Scottish Amicable.
Connor is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Fixed Income Solutions team at LGIM America. Connor joined LGIM America in 2017 from TCW Group in Los Angeles, where he was a member of the fixed income portfolio management team. Prior to TCW, Connor worked at UBS Global Asset Management in Chicago, where he was a Fixed Income Specialist focused on credit strategies. Connor is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Investment & Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
Corinne joined LGIM in September 2018 as Head of Fixed Income Investment Specialists. Corinne has over 20 years' experience working across a range of functions at some of the largest global asset management firms. Prior to LGIM Corinne spent six years at BlackRock as head of European product specialists and senior portfolio manager for short duration strategies, overseeing international assets under management of $125 billion across multiple strategies and currencies.
Court Gilbert is a Senior Credit Analyst with responsibility for covering basic materials, energy and construction materials. Court joined LGIM in 2015 from Allstate where he held the title of Senior Credit Analyst with responsibility for covering investment grade and high yield metals and mining, homebuilders and building products as well as investment grade autos and transportation across developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining Allstate’s credit research team in 2008, Court worked in the Commercial Mortgages group. Prior to joining Allstate, he spent over two years as an auditor for Reznick Group PC (now CohnReznick), a US-based public accounting firm. Court graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Accounting. He holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a certified public accountant and CFA charterholder.
Dan is a senior credit analyst covering financial institutions in the Pan-European Credit Research team. Dan joined LGIM in August 2011 after spending over five years as Head of Investment Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust International where he focused on European and US financials and hybrid instruments. Prior to that, Dan was an equity fund manager at Lloyds TSB Private Banking focusing on insurance, telecoms, utilities and industrial sectors. His previous professional experience includes roles in equity research and engineering. Dan holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University) and a BSc in Computer Science, Statistics and Operation Research from Tel-Aviv University. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Enda joined LGIM’s Global Bond Strategies team in 2014 with a focus on global credit portfolio management. Prior to this he spent six years as a credit trader within LGIM’s Global Trading team where he held primary responsibility for trading euro investment-grade bonds and credit derivatives. He also had additional responsibilities for trading other credit markets as well as providing back-up for rates and currency markets. Prior to joining LGIM in 2008, Enda worked for four years as a money-market dealer and ABS credit analyst for DZ Bank in Dublin. Enda is a CFA charterholder and holds an MSc in material science, as well as a BEng and BA in maths from Trinity College, Dublin.
Firat is an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Euro Credit Team. He joined LGIM in August 2016 as a Fixed Income Credit Analyst, within the Global Fixed Income team, with a focus on financial institutions. Previously, Firat worked at Moody’s Investors Service where he was an analyst covering EMEA banks. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Citi Corporate & Investment Banking within the Financial Institutions team, following experience at Rothschild and Santander in mergers and acquisitions in Paris. He holds a Master’s degree from European Business School, Paris and he is a CFA charter holder.
Ian manages LGIM's sterling credit investment grade portfolios and is lead manager for the over ten year strategy. Ian joined LGIM in 2004 and has previously worked for Insight Investment and Aviva Investors.
James is a senior credit analyst within the Global Fixed Income team. He joined LGIM in 2011, and his sector coverage includes autos, industrials, transportation and healthcare. He is particularly interested in possible risks to credit investing from future mobility trends. As a fervent Newcastle United fan, James is well adjusted to considering potential downside which he believes makes him highly suited to a role in credit analysis!
John is an emerging-markets credit analyst with responsibility for helping to develop LGIM’s emerging-markets capabilities within the Global Fixed Income team. John joined LGIM in 2015 from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where he was a vice president within the EM Credit Trading team. Prior to joining RBS, John trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in Edinburgh before moving to South Africa with Ernst & Young.
Jonathan joined LGIM as a senior credit analyst in October 2013 with lead responsibility for the utilities sector. Jonathan spent nearly five years as an equity research analyst at Nomura International where he focused on UK and Italian utilities. Prior to this he worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young for over four years, including advisory roles on UK infrastructure projects in the health sector. Jonathan holds an MA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He is a chartered accountant and CFA charterholder.
Jonathan focuses on integrating ESG factors into the credit research process. Jonathan joined LGIM from BlackRock, where he worked as a Transitions Portfolio Manager, and prior to this within the Client Solutions practice focusing on bespoke investment solutions for UK pension schemes. Jonathan graduated from the University of Nottingham with an honours degree in Economics. Following this he earned an MSc in Finance and Development, with distinction, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Jonathan also holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA charterholder.
Karen is responsible for LGIM’s cashflow matching strategies within portfolio solutions. Karen joined LGIM in 2018 from Fidelity International where she held the title of Investment Specialist. She focused on emerging-market debt and Asian investment-grade strategies in fixed income investments. She contributed to expanding the Asian fixed income franchise and engaged clients in both institutional and wholesale channels.
Lan is a euro credit portfolio manager in the Pan European Credit team, having joined LGIM in September 2010 as assistant to the fund manager. Previously Lan was at Hedge Funds Investment Management where she worked as a part-time research analyst in their Investment team. Prior to this, Lan completed internships with China Lion Securities in China, in their investment banking department, and with UBS, London where she worked in their fixed income, currencies and commodities division. Lan holds a MMath in Mathematics and statistics from Oxford University as well as an MSc in Finance at Imperial College London. Lan is a CFA charterholder.
Madeleine joined LGIM in 2015 from Credit Suisse where she worked as a credit trading desk analyst for five years. Prior to that, she was a TMT research analyst at HSBC and Barclays Capital. Madeleine graduated from the London School of Economics and holds a first class BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics.
Marc is head of the euro credit portfolio management team. He joined LGIM in May 2012 as a portfolio manager in the Pan European Credit team. Marc previously spent 12 years at BlackRock, first as a senior portfolio manager within Philips Investment Management in Eindhoven and then as Director, Investment Manager in London, where he was responsible for the management of non-financial investment grade portfolios and a portfolio manager for two Asian credit portfolios. Marc started in the industry in 1995 as a portfolio manager at ABP investments (now APG). He graduated from Tilburg University, Netherlands with an MSc in economics and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Mark is the Head of Pan European Credit with responsibility for sterling and euro investment-grade credit teams. He is the lead fund manager on the sterling flagship retail funds. Mark joined LGIM in 2014 from AXA Investment Managers where he held the title of Head of Credit, UK. Mark was closely involved with AXA’s successful entry into the buy and maintain credit strategy as well as delivering above-target performance on a range of segregated and annuity funds. Prior to that, he was at the Royal Bank of Canada in a variety of senior capital market roles, latterly as Managing Director, Head of Syndicate and European Debt Capital Markets. Mark graduated from the University College of North Wales with a BA (hons) in Economics in 1984 and from the University of Bradford Management Centre with an MBA in 1985. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Martin runs a team of high-yield professionals focused on global opportunities. He joined LGIM in September 2011 from AllianceBernstein, where he worked for 13 years. Martin was a founding director of the European High Yield Association and was Co-Vice Chair of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s High Yield Board. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and gained a MA from St Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge, where he read Economics.
Simon is a fund manager within the Active Fixed Income team, where he manages global rates portfolios. He joined LGIM in 2012 from Aberdeen Asset Management where he had a similar role, prior to which he was involved in LDI and trading, with a total of 20 years' investment experience. Simon graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (hons) in Financial Services and holds the IMC.
Sophia has worked in the finance industry for over 10 years and is a Fixed Income Investment Specialist covering Global High Yield Portfolios. Prior to this, she was a Portfolio Manager’s assistant across active fixed income portfolios. She joined LGIM in 2011 and graduated from the University of West England with an honours degree in Mathematics and Latin American Studies.
Uday is responsible for developing LGIM’s emerging market capabilities within the Active Fixed Income team. Uday joined LGIM in April 2014 from Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd where he held the title of Chief Investment Officer with primary responsibility for managing the flagship EMD hedge fund and other fixed income portfolios. Prior to that, Uday set up the Bear Stearns’ Eastern European sovereign trading desk in London, and at Merrill Lynch in New York helped manage the firm’s Latin America exposure and build the institutional customer base. Uday has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a BSc degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.
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