Fund manager tenure from 25/02/2020
James Tomlins, who has more than a decade of experience in high yield credit, joined M&G in June 2011 and started managing fixed income portfolios in January 2014. The strategies he manages include the Global High Yield Bond, the Global Floating Rate High Yield and the Global High Yield ESG Bond strategies. James was previously an analyst and then a fund manager at Cazenove Capital Management. Before Cazenove, he was at KBC Alternative Investment Management; in the three years prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. James is a CFA charterholder. He graduated with an MA in history and PgDip in economics from the University of Cambridge.
Stefan Isaacs is Deputy CIO of Public Fixed Income and Head of M&G's Wholesale Fixed Income business. He joined M&G as a graduate in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to corporate bond dealer specialising in high yield bonds and euro-denominated credit. He was appointed fund manager of the M&G European corporate bond strategy in April 2007. Since 2010, he has also been managing a number of high yield and high yield ESG strategies in London and in Luxembourg.
Lu Yu joined M&G in September 2007 as part of the graduate intake and worked as a business analyst. In March 2010 she transitioned to corporate credit research and spent eight years working on sectors including airlines, aerospace & defence and auto, researching both investment grade and high yield bonds. Her primary focus is on high yield bonds and ESG engagement. Since March 2019, she has been part of the management team of M&G’s Global High Yield ESG Bond strategies, first in Luxembourg and from February 2020 in London. Lu holds a BEng of Computer Science and Technology from Dalian University of Technology (China), and a MSc in Multimedia Technology from University of Bath. She is a CFA charterholder.
Mario Eisenegger joined M&G in February 2015 as an investment specialist within the fixed interest team. Mario is a regular contributor to the Bond Vigilantes blog, and his specialist areas of focus include high yield bonds and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. He was previously at UBS, where he was a senior client advisor to private clients and a deputy branch manager. Mario holds a bachelor of science from the University of Northwestern Switzerland. Mario speaks German and Swiss German.