Fund manager tenure from 25/02/2020
James Tomlins joined M&G in June 2011. In January 2014, James became co-manager of the M&G Global High Yield Bond Fund, after two years as deputy manager on the fund. James has also managed the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund since its launch in September 2014 and was appointed co-fund manager of the M&G Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund upon launch in February 2020. He is also co-fund manager of the Luxembourg-domiciled SICAVs, the M&G (Lux) Floating Rate High Yield Solution, launched in August 2017 and the M&G (Lux) Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund, launched in October 2017. James has more than 10 years of experience in high yield credit. He was previously an analyst and then a fund manager at Cazenove Capital Management. Before Cazenove, James was at KBC Alternative Investment Management; in the three years prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. James is a CFA charterholder. He graduated with an MA in history and PgDip in economics from the University of Cambridge.
Stefan Isaacs is Deputy CIO of Public Fixed Income and Head of M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income business. He joined M&G as a graduate in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro-denominated credit. He was appointed fund manager of the M&G European corporate bond strategy in April 2007. Since 2010, he has also been managing a number of high yield and high yield ESG strategies in London and in Luxembourg.
Lu Yu was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund from launch in February 2020. She has been the deputy on the Luxembourg-domiciled M&G (Lux) Global High Yield ESG Bond Fund since March 2019. Lu joined M&G in September 2007 as part of the graduate intake and worked as a business analyst. In March 2010 she transitioned to corporate credit research and spent eight years working on sectors including airlines, aerospace & defence and auto, researching both investment grade and high yield bonds. Her primary focus is on high yield bonds and ESG engagement. Lu holds a BEng of Computer Science and Technology from Dalian University of Technology (China), and a MSc in Multimedia Technology from University of Bath. She is a CFA charterholder.
Mario Eisenegger joined M&G in February 2015 as an investment specialist within the fixed interest team. Mario is a regular contributor to the Bond Vigilantes blog, and his specialist areas of focus include high yield bonds and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. He was previously at UBS, where he was a senior client advisor to private clients and a deputy branch manager. Mario holds a bachelor of science from the University of Northwestern Switzerland. Mario speaks German and Swiss German.