Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has appointed Alex Navin to join the firm’s Structured Credit team as Portfolio Manager.
Based in London, Navin will report to Sid Chhabra, Head of Structured Credit and CLO Management, and will support him in managing BlueBay’s global structured credit strategies.
Navin has nearly a decade of structured credit experience. He joins from Citigroup Global Markets, where he held a number of roles, most recently as senior CLO trader. Navin achieved a BS Mechanical Engineering (in honours) from Virginia Tech, Magna Cum Laude.
Navin’s appointment is the latest hire for BlueBay, who has been building the structured credit team and capabilities over the last year. The structured credit team now includes 10 individuals who have experience across various sub-sectors of structured credit and cover both US and Europe.
BlueBay’s structured credit business offers access to the asset class through existing multi asset credit portfolios and newly launched dedicated structured credit portfolios.
BlueBay launched two structured credit strategies at the end of 2018, in response to investor demand; the first strategy focusses on the senior parts of the capital structure. The second is an alternative strategy which offers investors access to both equity and mezzanine parts of the capital structure. Both strategies invest across a range of structured credit securities and regions.
Chhabra, says: “Over the last year, we have worked on building a best in class structured credit platform. We believe the growth of our structured credit capabilities reinforces our position as a specialist fixed income manager.
“Alex’s experience brings complimentary skills and perspective to the team, which directly support our plans to continue to grow our capabilities across structured credit.”