Fund manager tenure from 13/12/2016
Jim Leaviss was appointed CIO of M&G Public Fixed Income in February 2020, heading a team that invests across investment grade and high yield credit, government debt and emerging markets debt. He joined M&G in 1997 after five years at the Bank of England, where he worked as a gilt market analyst and dealer. As well as heading up the team, Jim is manager and co-manager of a range of fixed income funds domiciled in London and Luxembourg.
Wolfgang Bauer joined M&G’s Investment Graduate Programme in 2012 and became part of M&G’s Fixed Income team, where he initially focused on US investment grade credit, in January 2014. Wolfgang gained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder. He was appointed deputy fund manager of the UK inflation-linked corporate bond strategy in January 2018 and manager of the Luxembourg-domiciled European inflation-linked corporate bond strategy upon launch in March 2018. Wolfgang is also co-manager of the absolute return bond strategy.
Laura Frost is an investment specialist providing support for the M&G retail fixed income fund range. Laura joined M&G in 2011 as a technical training director for the Learning Matters team. Prior to M&G, Laura worked for six years at a training consultancy specialising in capital markets, focusing on fixed income and derivatives. Before this, she spent six years as a fixed income derivatives trader for a proprietary trading house. Laura graduated from Leeds University in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in geology, and in 1999, gained an MSc in engineering geology.