Fund manager tenure from 13/12/2016
Jim Leaviss is Head of M&G's Public 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.
Wolfgang Bauer is co-manager of the M&G Absolute Return Bond Fund and deputy fund manager of the M&G European Corporate Bond Fund. In January 2018, he was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund. He is also fund manager of the Luxembourg-domiciled M&G (Lux) European Inflation Linked Corporate Bond Fund. Wolfgang joined M&G in 2012 as part of the Investment Graduate Programme, becoming part of M&G’s Wholesale Fixed Income team in January 2014, focusing on US investment grade credit. Wolfgang gained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA and CAIA 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.