Jamie Grant, based in our Hong Kong office (currently seconded to our Australia office until September 2021), is the Head of Emerging Markets and Asian Fixed Income. Jamie joined us in 2013 in the role of Head of Asian Fixed Income, responsible for the development of the team’s Asian fixed income capabilities. His role was expanded in September 2017 taking responsibility for the further development of our Emerging Markets business. Jamie has more than 20 years’ industry experience specialising in corporate credit. He has experience in funds management and credit analysis across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia and has managed investment teams in the UK, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Jamie’s most recent role was Global Head of Fixed Income at QBE Insurance. In this role Jamie was responsible for the QBE Group’s fixed income business across Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK, US and Latin America. Prior to this Jamie spent more than eight years working for AXA Investment Managers, comprising seven years in London as a Senior Investment Manager and two years in Singapore as the Head of Fixed Income Asia. Jamie holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations from Griffith University, Brisbane.
Mark Bodon, based in our London office, is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Debt team. Mark joined the team in 2012. In his role, Mark’s responsibilities cover EM sovereign and corporate asset classes. In addition to portfolio management, he is also responsible for investment research across the Latin American region. Prior to joining in August 2012, Mark held senior research roles at PineBridge Investments and Standard Asset Management. Mark was previously a ratings analyst with Moody’s in London. He also held various corporate finance roles in New York, London and Australia with National Australia Bank and began his career with KPMG. Mark holds a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment from The Securities Institute of Australia and is a Chartered Accountant.
Bilal Khan, based at our London office, is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Debt team. In his role, in addition to portfolio management, Bilal has responsibility for research coverage across a number of emerging markets regions. Before joining the team in January 2017, Bilal was Director at Renaissance Capital responsible for Turkey and Africa credit markets covering sovereigns, corporates and financials. Prior to this, Bilal was an Executive Director at UBS and Barclays Capital and was responsible for a wide range of EM markets including bonds, CDS and structured products for over 10 years. Prior to this, Bilal started his career as a quantitative analyst developing risk and pricing models for G10 and EM trading desks at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Bilal holds an MA (Hons) Maths & Computer Science from St John’s College, Cambridge University. Bilal is also a proficient Urdu speaker.
Jan-Markus May, based at our London office, is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Debt team. In his role, in addition to portfolio management, Jan-Markus has responsibility for research coverage across a number of emerging markets regions. Jan-Markus May has over 20 years of investment experience. Prior to re-joining in July 2019 Jan-Markus was an Investment Director for fixed income at Fidelity International. He previously worked for the Emerging Markets Debt team from September 2011 to March 2015. Prior to that he spent nine years as a portfolio manager with UNIQA Financial Services in Vienna where he managed an emerging markets debt fund. His previous experience also includes a year at Dresdner Asset Management in a client manager role, where he managed institutional mandates for clients across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia. Jan-Markus was awarded a Diplom-Kaufmann in Finance and Monetary Economics from the Johann Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt.
Helena Cairns, based in our London office, is a Credit Analyst in the Emerging Markets Debt team. In her role Helena is responsible for credit research covering corporates and financial institutions across emerging market regions. Prior to joining in February 2014, Helena spent three years at Moody’s in London where she was an Associate Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group. Before that, Helena was an Associate at KPMG in London and Stuttgart and worked in corporate and private banking at Kreissparkasse Tuttlingen in Germany. Helena holds a Diplom in Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Master equivalent in Economics/Business Administration) from the University of Ulm, Germany, and is a CFA Charter Holder. She also qualified in the graduate programme at Kreissparkasse Tuttlingen, Germany. A native German speaker, Helena is also proficient in Russian.
Jin Hur, based in our Hong Kong office, is a Credit Analyst, Emerging Markets and Asian Fixed Income. In his role, Jin is responsible for the in-depth credit research analysis of Asian credits, with a focus on financial institutions, technology and telecom sector. Prior to joining in February 2018, Jin worked at ANZ Hong Kong as an Associate Director in Financial Institutions Group Research & Analysis covering India, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Prior to ANZ Hong Kong, Jin was an analyst at Fitch Ratings Hong Kong’s Financial Institutions Group covering Hong Kong, Macau, Korea and Mongolia. Before that, he was a senior consultant at Ernst & Young Sydney’s Infrastructure Advisory team. Jin started his career with Ernst & Young Sydney’s Assurance and Advisory Services focusing on technology, communications and entertainment sectors. Jin is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and FRM charter holder. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.
Anna Vaugrante, based in our London office, is a Portfolio Research Analyst in the Emerging Markets Debt team. Prior to joining in January 2018, Anna worked as an Analyst at AXA, latterly for the Architas Multi-management investment team. Prior to this Anna gained industry experience at internships with Amundi Asset Management, French Private Finance, Rothschild & CIE and Societe Generale. Anna holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from Toulouse Business School. Anna is bilingual in French and English, and she is also proficient in Spanish.
Ken is a Portfolio Dealer in the Emerging Markets Debt and Fixed Income Asia team. He is responsible for the efficient execution of emerging market bonds, derivatives and foreign exchange, required to implement the firm’s investment mandates and strategies. Ken also manages the global reporting requirements associated with providing best execution to the client. Ken regularly interacts with Portfolio Managers in assisting them with their investment decisions when managing their Fixed Income portfolios. Ken first joined the team via the Commonwealth Bank Graduate program in August 2011. Ken was first assigned to IT as a Front Office Support Analyst, before joining the Australian Fixed Income team as a Portfolio Analyst. Ken is a CFA® charterholder and holds a double degree in Engineering (Honours) and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.