Fund manager tenure from 06/07/2015
Claudia Calich joined M&G in October 2013 as a specialist in emerging markets debt and has been fund manager of the M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund since December 2013. She was also appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Government Bond Fund and deputy manager of the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund in July 2015. In May 2017, Claudia was appointed fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond Fund at its launch, and in July 2019 she became deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Corporate ESG Bond Fund upon launch; both are Luxembourg-authorised funds. Claudia has more than 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.
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.
Pilar Arroyo joined M&G in 2018 as an investment specialist providing support for the M&G fixed interest fund range. Pilar spent six years as a fixed income specialist at Credit Andorra, initially as part of the fixed income desk, then later joining the Asset Management team for institutional clients. Before this, she was an analyst at Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management. Pilar holds a degree in Business Economics from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish and English.