Threadneedle appoints two fund managers to Global Emerging Markets and Fixed Income teams


Threadneedle, a leading international asset manager, has announced the appointment of two fund managers to join its Global Emerging Markets Equities and Fixed Income teams.

Irina Miklavchich has been named Fund Manager, Global Emerging Markets Equities.  Ms Miklavchich will join the Asia (ex Japan) and Global Emerging Markets Equities team of seven headed by Vanessa Donegan and will manage a number of global emerging markets funds.

Ms Miklavchich joins Threadneedle from Goldman Sachs where she was an Executive Director in the Principal Strategies Group since 2006, with responsibility for managing the EMEA equity long-short portfolio.  Prior to that Ms Miklavchich worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as an Executive Director in the Emerging Markets and Global Financial teams.

“Irina’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the Asia and Global Emerging Markets Equities team as we are seeing enormous interest in this area and a significant opportunity to raise assets,” Threadneedle’s Head of Equities Leigh Harrison said.

“Threadneedle has been successfully building its global emerging market capability and growing assets in this area since the company was formed in the mid 1990s. Our well-established investment philosophy is based on a collaborative approach of active debate and sharing of ideas.”

Matthew Cobon has joined Threadneedle’s team led by Quentin Fitzsimmons.

Mr Cobon joins Threadneedle from Aberdeen Asset Management / Deutsche Asset Management where he was Global Head of Currency Fund Management, with responsibility for managing investments in global currency markets and providing key macro insight into the wider fixed income investments since 2001.  Prior to that Mr Cobon worked for Citibank as a Foreign Exchange Sales Executive.

“Matthew’s approach to investing complements our proven investment process and will allow us to extract maximum alpha from currency opportunities,” Threadneedle’s Head of Government Bonds Quentin Fitzsimmons said.

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