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Jim Leaviss, Fund Manager 28/10/2019

Outlook for global bonds

Jim Leaviss, Fund Manager of the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund, recently presented at M&G's Meet the Managers event in September. He discussed themes which continue to influence global bond investor sentiment, including monetary policy in the and Europe, the ongoing US/China trade dispute, and slower economic growth. Also in focus are political factors, including the rise of international populism, as well as elections in key emerging markets.

Literature

  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - GBP - A Inc - Costs and charges illustration PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - GBP - A Inc - Key Investor Information Document (UK) PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - Fund Profile PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - Annual Short Report PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - Interim Short Report PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - Instrument of incorporation PDF
  • Guide to Fixed Income PDF
  • M&G Global Macro Bond Fund - Prospectus PDF

Fund team

Fund manager tenure from 15/10/1999
Jim Leaviss is Head of M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income team. He joined M&G in 1997 after five years at the Bank of England. As well as heading up the team, Jim is co-manager of the M&G Absolute Return Bond Fund and also manages the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund and is deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Government Bond Fund.
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.
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.

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