Fund manager tenure from 15/10/1999
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.
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.