Mark Dowding is a partner, co-head of investment grade and a senior portfolio manager at BlueBay Asset Management. He joined the company in August 2010 from Deutsche Asset Management, where he was head of fixed income in Europe. Before this, he was head of fixed Income in Europe for Invesco, where he worked with Raphael Robelin, prior to Robelin joining BlueBay in 2003. He started his career as a fixed income portfolio manager at Morgan Grenfell in 1993 and holds a BA Hons in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Russel Matthews joined BlueBay in September 2010 as a portfolio manager running European bond strategies. Prior to joining BlueBay, Russel worked at Invesco Asset Management for ten years where he was responsible for managing multi-currency global fixed income portfolios for retail and institutional clients. He was also co-head of Global Alpha (ex US). Prior to joining Invesco, Russel worked at Citigroup Asset Management. He earned a BA in economics and journalism from Rhodes University in 1995 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Cape Town in 1996.
To achieve a total return in excess of the Barclays Capital Euro Aggregate Treasury Index from a portfolio of investment grade-rated fixed income securities.The fund invests at least two-thirds of its net assets in fixed income securities rated investment grade issued by entities domiciled in countries within the European Union whose sovereign long term debt rating is investment grade.The fund may invest up to one-third of its net assets in fixed income securities rated investment grade issued by entities domiciled in countries outside the European Union whose sovereign long term debt rating is investment grade.
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