Invesco has appointed Gareth Isaac as chief investment officer (CIO) EMEA for Invesco Fixed Income (IFI).
Isaac reports to Rob Waldner, chief strategist and head of the multi-sector team for Invesco Fixed Income.
This is a newly created role and a significant hire to support the growth of IFI globally and in the EMEA region in particular. As EMEA CIO, Isaac will lead the portfolio management and strategic investment thinking of the global macro team in London and represent the EMEA region on the IFI lnvestment Strategy Team (IST).
Isaac will support Nick Tolchard (pictured), IFI’s head of EMEA, to drive growth of the IFI business in the EMEA region. He will also work closely with the investment grade credit, high yield, emerging markets and credit analyst teams to contribute to product development in these areas.
Isaac, who is based in London, joins from Schroders Investment Management, where he was a senior fixed income fund manager for five years, with responsibility for portfolio management, investment strategy and client and consultant relationships. His experience in managing fixed income investments spans nearly 20 years, with previous roles at GLG Partners, SG Asset Management, Newton Investment Management and AXA Investment Management.
Tolchard says: “Gareth’s credentials in developing and delivering strong investment strategies and his depth of experience in fixed income markets make him the ideal candidate for this role. He is known in the investor and consultant industry as a highly credible and respected investment strategist and we look forward to working together to deliver a superior investment experience for our clients globally.”