Fund manager tenure from 13/07/2007
Léonard Vinville joined M&G in 2002, and since then has been managing the convertibles allocation of the Prudential With Profit Life Fund. He has also been responsible for managing the M&G Global Convertibles Fund since its launch in July 2007. Both funds are run with the same investment approach and with an emphasis on generating strong risk-adjusted returns. Prior to joining M&G, Léonard was head of European convertibles at AGF Asset Management in Paris, where he managed convertibles and French equity mandates. He has an MBA and is qualified as a chartered accountant.
David Romani was appointed deputy manager of the M&G Global Convertibles Fund in October 2013. David joined M&G in 2005, performing a variety of roles in strategic planning, marketing and client communications before becoming a dedicated convertibles analyst in the Global Convertibles team. Prior to joining M&G, he worked for Prudential and as a consultant to the asset management and life insurance industries. David holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charterholder.
Yannis Karachalios was appointed deputy manager of the M&G Global Convertibles Fund in October 2013, having joined M&G in 2011 as a credit analyst dedicated to the convertible bonds team. He is responsible for the credit analysis of convertible bonds and he has eight years of experience in high yield, leveraged loans and distressed debt. Yannis previously worked at Alpstar Capital in Geneva. Prior to this, he was a high yield credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers London. Yannis has an MSc in financial economics from Brunel University.
Susanne Grabinger joined M&G in 2010 and is currently an investment specialist providing support for M&G's multi-asset fund range and the M&G Global Convertibles Fund. Prior to joining M&G, Susanne worked at JPMorgan Asset Management as a client portfolio manager, focusing on institutional equity accounts and balanced mutual funds. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bamberg, Germany, and is a CFA charterholder. Susanne is fluent in German and English and is also proficient in French and Spanish.