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.