Claudia Calich joined M&G in October 2013 as a specialist in emerging markets debt and was appointed fund manager of the M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund in December 2013. Claudia has over 20 years of experience in emerging markets, most recently as a senior portfolio manager at Invesco in New York, with previous positions at Oppenheimer Funds, Fuji Bank, Standard & Poor’s and Reuters. Claudia graduated with a BA honours in economics from Susquehanna University in 1989 and holds an MA in international economics from the International University of Japan in Niigata.
Nicolo Carpaneda joined M&G in 2012 as an associate investment specialist covering M&G’s fixed interest fund range. Prior to joining M&G, Nicolo worked at Citigroup as an associate in the global markets & banking division, focusing on corporate finance and managing a number of multinational clients. He then joined Prudential on the group leadership programme as an internal consultant. Nicolo holds a degree in business administration and Master of Science (Msc) in management from Bocconi University (Italy) and an MBA from IE Business School (Spain). Nicolo is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
Stefan Isaacs started at M&G in 2001 and was promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro denominated credit. He joined the fund management team in 2006 as an assistant fund manager covering high yield and European investment grade for M&G's fixed interest fund range. He 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 also the deputy manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund. Stefan graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in international business and French.
James Tomlins joined M&G in 2011 and was appointed fund manager of the M&G European High Yield Bond Fund later that year. In January 2014, he became co-manager of the M&G Global High Yield Bond Fund after two years being deputy manager on the fund. James is a specialist in high yield credit with more than 10 years’ experience in this sector. He was previously an analyst and then a fund manager at Cazenove Capital Management. Before Cazenove, James was at KBC Alternative Investment Management and in the three years prior to that worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. James is a CFA charterholder. He holds an MA in history and PgDip in economics from the University of Cambridge.