Fund manager tenure from 20/02/2004
Richard Woolnough joined M&G in January 2004 and is fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund, three of the company's flagship fixed interest funds. Richard began his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in 1985, moving to Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali two years later, followed by SG Warburg. In 1995, he became a fund manager at Old Mutual. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in economics.
Ben Lord was appointed co-fund manager of the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund in January 2020. He is also the fund manager of the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund and has managed the M&G Global Corporate Bond Fund from launch in September 2013. In July 2015, Ben was appointed fund manager of the M&G Index Linked Bond Fund. Prior to joining M&G in 2007, he worked at Gordian Knot as a credit analyst covering global financial institutions. Ben obtained an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA charterholder.
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.