Kenneth Bowling is the Head of Portfolio Management. He joined in October 2013. Based in our London office, Ken is responsible for Portfolio Management design and construction. Ken started his investment and management career in 1993, and has gained industry experience with a number of firms, including DB Advisors, the institutional asset management arm of Deutsche Asset Management and Invesco, Inc. Prior to joining, Ken was Head of Fixed Income investments, Americas at Deutsche Asset Management (DB Advisors), which he joined in 2007. In this role, Ken was responsible for investment product design, oversight and management for clients in the Americas, as well as managing the team of portfolio managers and sector specialist operating within the US institutional group. Previously when at Invesco, Ken’s role was Director of US Fixed Income and he headed the team that managed all the domestic fixed income portfolios for the US clients with AUM over US$60 billion. Ken earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Louisville and is a CFA charterholder.
Mike is Co-Lead of Credit Research focused on oversight of the credit research function and the further harmonisation of methods across both the rating and relative value elements of credit analysis worldwide. He joined the company in May 2014 and retains active coverage responsibilities, primarily in the investment grade Financials, Healthcare, and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining the company, Mike worked at Invesco, most recently as a Senior Credit Analyst, Investment Grade Credit. Mike served on active duty in the United States Army’s 1st Cavalry Division as a Combat Engineer Officer. He is a 1997 graduate of The United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Bellarmine University.
As Portfolio Manager, Craig is responsible for the management of global credit portfolios including asset selection, relative value analysis and portfolio construction. Craig has over 12 years’ experience. Craig joined the Credit Team as a Credit Analyst in June 2005. From July 2010 he was the portfolio manager for a number of passive, active and ALM Australian fixed income portfolios. Craig commenced responsibility for the suite of Global Credit products in 2014. Craig is a CFA charterholder. He holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Diploma of Financial Planning and a Diploma of Financial Markets from FINSIA. Craig is PS146 compliant, and a member of the CFA Society of Sydney.
As Credit Analyst, Rhys is responsible for credit analysis, focusing on European Industrials. Rhys has over 10 years’ experience. Prior to this, Rhys worked as a credit analyst at ECM. Rhys hold a degree in Economics from Bath University and is a CFA charterholder.
Andrew is responsible for corporate credit analysis and relative value opportunities within the US Investment Grade credit universe, with a focus on Telecommunication, Media, and Telecom (TMT), Transportation, Capital Goods, and Manufacturing sectors. Andrew joined FSI in July 2014 and has over a decade of investment experience. Prior to joining FSI, Andrew was an Associate Fixed Income Analyst at Invesco in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, Andrew performed credit research on corporate issuers of money market securities, as well as covering Investment Grade Consumer Staples issuers and assessing counterparty risk for Invesco Fixed Income. Andrew graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Anthony O’Brien, based in our London office, is a Developed Markets Rates and Currency Strategist in the Emerging Markets Debt team. Prior to joining in December 2016, Anthony held various roles at Morgan Stanley where his areas of responsibility included hedge fund sales, derivative strategies, and interest rate options market-making, and latterly he was Co-Head of European Interest Rate Strategy. Prior to this he was a UK and Derivatives Interest Rate Strategist at Barclays Capital. At the time of joining the team, Anthony had 19 years of industry experience. Antony holds an BSc (Hons) in Economics from Bristol University.