Speakers List - Market Focus 2019: Fixed Income


Paul Greer

Portfolio Manager

Fidelity International

Paul is a Portfolio Manager within Fidelity's Fixed Income division focusing on Emerging Markets Debt & FX. Between 2012-2017 Paul was a Senior Fixed Income Trader specialising in Global Emerging Markets Debt. Between 2006-2012 Paul worked at Pinebridge Investments (previously AIG Investments) as Head of Fixed Income and Listed Equity Trading for the EMEA region. During this period Paul specialised in Global Emerging Markets Debt and FX. Between 2001-2006 Paul worked at Bank of Ireland Global Markets in Dublin. From 2001-2004 Paul managed a High Grade European credit investment book. From 2004-2006 Paul was a Proprietary Trader focusing on G10 & CEE-4 Rates and FX. Before his financial markets career Paul worked in Copenhagen, Denmark as a Bluetooth wireless design engineer.

Lloyd Harris

Fund Manager

Merian Global Investors

Lloyd joined the company in January 2012 and is manager of the Merian Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the Merian Financials Contingent Capital Fund. Prior to joining the business Lloyd was at Cutwater Asset Management (2007-2011), initially as an asset-backed CP/MTN trader, then as a European financials credit analyst. Before this, Lloyd worked in structured capital markets at Deutsche Bank (2002-2007), after completing the firm's graduate training programme. Lloyd graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA (Hons) in electronics and telecommunications engineering (2001), and is a part-qualified management accountant.

Ben Hayward

Partner & Portfolio Manager

TwentyFour Asset Management

Ben is one of the founding partners of TwentyFour and a Portfolio Manager. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee which has the overall responsibility for the day to day running of the business. Ben’s main responsibility is managing the ABS business; both our public funds as well as managing a number of institutional mandates. Ben has over 20 years fixed income portfolio management experience, having spent 9 years at Citigroup Alternative Investments where he was responsible for managing four vehicles that invested $100bn across asset-backed securities and credit.

Richard ‘Dickie’ Hodges

Head of Unconstrained Fixed Income

Nomura Asset Management

Richard Hodges joined NAM in November 2014 to launch the Global Dynamic Bond Strategy.

Prior to joining NAM, Richard held the role of Head of High Alpha Fixed Income at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), managing its "Dynamic Bond Trust" - an unconstrained fixed income fund. He managed the Dynamic Bond Trust from its inception in 2007 until April 2014. Before LGIM, Richard spent 18 years at Gartmore Investment Management, where he was Head of Pan European Portfolio Construction with responsibility for the Gartmore SICAV European Corporate Bond Fund and the Gartmore SICAV European Bond Fund. He also co-managed Arrakis Fund Ltd, a European Credit Hedge Fund. He began his career in 1986 at Chase Manhattan Bank in Fixed Income operations, before joining Natwest Investment where he was responsible for management of a number of specialist investment funds employing derivatives and cash instruments to implement quantitative strategies.


David Nagle

Head of Multi Strategy Fixed Income Group


David Nagle is the Head of Barings Multi Strategy Fixed Income Group. Dave is responsible for the portfolio management of the firm's investment grade strategies. Dave has worked in the industry since 1986 and his experience has encompassed multi-sector portfolio and risk management, and asset allocation. Dave holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Lafayette College and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Ritchie Oriol

Investment Strategist

Lord Abbett

Ritchie Oriol is responsible for providing the portfolio management teams with investment insight and relevant market information for its fixed income strategies. In this role, he also communicates with institutional clients and prospects regarding
current portfolio positioning and the firm's market outlook. Additionally Mr. Oriol collaborates with the consultant relations, product development, and relationship management teams as appropriate. He is based in Lord Abbett's London office.

Mr. Oriol joined Lord Abbett in 2018. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the corporate credit team at London-based alternative multi-strategy manager CQS where he was responsible for developing customized portfolio solutions and communicating investment strategy to institutional investors. Mr. Oriol has also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Neuberger Berman and Funding Circle. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1996. He earned a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Stanford University.

Oli Shakir-Khalil

Investment Director

Fidelity International

Oli Shakir-Khalil is an Investment Director in the Fixed Income Team with primary responsibility for Steve Ellis, Eric Wong and Paul Greer's Emerging Market Debt franchise. He also covers Tim Foster and Chris Ellinger's Retail Money Market and Institutional Liquidity Funds. Oli joined Fidelity in 2015 from Goldman Sachs Asset Management. After spending one year in the RFP team, he moved to the Fixed Income Product Management team where he supported the Emerging Market Debt business. Oli holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree in Classics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.