Foresight Q2 2019

Stefan Isaacs
M&G Investments

Stefan Isaacs, Deputy Head of Retail Fixed Interest

Stefan Isaacs is Deputy Head of Retail Fixed Interest for M&G's mutual fund range. He joined M&G as a graduate in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro-denominated credit. Stefan joined the fund management team in 2006 and was appointed fund manager of the M&G European Corporate Bond Fund in April 2007 and the M&G Global High Yield Bond Fund in October 2010. He is co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Floating Rate High Yield Solution, launched in August 2017 and the M&G (Lux) Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund, launched in October 2017. Stefan is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G European High Yield Fund and the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund.

James Illsley
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

James Illsley, Managing Director

James Illsley, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management International Equity Group – Behavioural Finance Team. James manages UK core portfolios. An employee since 1999, James was previously a UK equity portfolio manager and director with Prudential Portfolio Managers UK (Ltd). James obtained an M.Eng in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from London University.

Charlie Awdry
Janus Henderson Investors

Charlie Awdry, CFA, Investment Manager, Janus Henderson China Opportunities Fund

Charlie Awdry is an Investment Manager for the Chinese Equities strategy at Janus Henderson Investors. Charlie started his investment career with Gartmore in 2001 and joined Henderson as part of the firm’s acquisition of Gartmore in 2011. After working in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2006, he returned to London and became the China fund manager at Gartmore in 2006.

Charlie graduated with a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in geography from the University of Bristol. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has more than a decade of experience as lead manager of China equities portfolios and has spent 18 years in the financial industry.

Andrew Harvie
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Andrew Harvie, Client Portfolio Manager, Global Equities team

Andrew Harvie is a client portfolio manager within the Global Equities team. His role is to articulate the team’s investment views and capabilities to both existing and prospective clients. Before joining the company, Andrew worked in investment teams at Schroders and Man Group. He started his career within the wealth management industry, and also worked as an equity capital markets analyst at Bloomberg.

Richard Peacock
Kames Capital

Richard Peacock, Fund Manager, Property

Richard Peacock is a fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund. He joined us in 2016 from Aviva Investors, where he was manager for the Aviva Investors Pensions Ltd Property Fund. Richard has 21 years’ industry experience*. He has a BA (Hons) in Geography from Durham University and an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading.


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