Biographies of our people

Our people

Craig MacDonald

Craig MacDonald

Head of Credit and Aggregate

Craig joined Standard Life Investments as an Investment Director in 2002. Craig has been a key figure in broadening our corporate credit processes and resources to manage euro and global corporate credit in addition to our strong sterling bond heritage. He now manages a range of third party corporate bond portfolios. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Craig was responsible for non-local government European public finance at Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating agency.

 
Erlend Lochen

Erlend Lochen

Head of Global High Yield Bonds

Erlend joined Standard Life Investments in 2001 as an Investment Director. Prior to joining us, he worked with a number of companies in the credit area, including Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Barclays Capital and Merrill Lynch. In 2007, Erlend was appointed Head of High Yield and in 2009, he moved to our Boston office to establish our US credit team. Erlend has been a key figure in the development and management of our global high yield capability.

 
Daniel McKernan

Daniel McKernan

Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit

Daniel McKernan joined Standard Life Investments in 2013, as Head of Sterling Investment Grade Credit. He has responsibility for a number of large credit and aggregate bond mandates. Daniel has over 20 years’ investment management experience as a fixed income fund manager and prior to joining us worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as Head of European and Sterling Credit. He has also worked at BlackRock, Aegon Asset Management and Norwich Union.

 
Philip Laing

Philip Laing

Head of Rates

Philip joined Standard Life Investments in 2001 and has over 20 years’ investment experience. He is responsible for co-ordinating the management of the government bonds team with specific portfolio responsibilities covering institutional pooled bond portfolios, segregated bond mandates and Standard Life Group portfolios. He also manages aggregate bond portfolios with additional input into the global absolute returns process. Philip is heavily involved in the further development of our government bonds team process and marketing our capabilities to consultants and third party clients.

 
Richard House

Richard House

Head of Emerging Markets

Richard is Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income at Standard Life Investments. He began his investment career in 1994 as an emerging markets economist with Lombard Odier Asset Management. Subsequently, Richard worked as a portfolio manager with HSBC and an emerging markets debt trader at Wadhwani Asset Management. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments in 2012, he spent five years as Head of Emerging Market Debt with Threadneedle Asset Management.

 
Jonathan Gibbs

Jonathan Gibbs

Head of Real Returns

Jonathan joined Standard Life Investments in 2002 and is head of the team responsible for all inflation-linked products. Prior to joining, Jonathan worked for Henderson Global Investors and Kuwait Investment Office. He began his career at the Bank of England. He is regularly consulted by government and supranational issuers about their inflation programmes.

 
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