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Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies management team
The Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies Fund brings together the talent and experience of two highly-regarded investment teams. Our fixed income team has an excellent track record across a range of bond mandates and they work in partnership with our multi-asset investing team, leveraging off the success of strategies used in our Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund.
The team with specific responsibility for managing the Fund contains three of our most experienced investment professionals from both the multi-asset investing team and fixed income team. This includes Head of Multi-Asset Investing and Fixed Income Euan Munro, who ensures team integration and has a particular focus on overseeing our absolute return products.
Global Head of Multi-Asset Investing and Fixed Income
Euan began his career with Scottish Provident in 1992 as an actuarial student and was placed in the investment department as a bond analyst. Two years later, he was appointed investment manager responsible for Irish fixed income and cash investments. In 1995, Euan joined Standard Life as a fixed income investment manager, with a particular specialism in index-linked investments and income rate derivatives. On the bond team, he ultimately ran all Standard Life Investments segregated bond funds and, in 2001, was promoted to manage all the assets of the Standard Life Assurance Company. In September 2004, he established the strategic solutions unit which became the multi-asset investing team and in June 2008 he was appointed Head of Global Fixed Income, in addition to Head of Multi-Asset Investing. Euan is also a member of the Standard Life Investments Board.
Ian is co-manager of our Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies portfolio that is founded in the same process and principles as GARS. Upon joining the multi-asset investing team in September 2012, he retained his previous responsibilities on, and assumed chairmanship of, our Bond Investment Group (BIG), contributing a wealth of knowledge on macroeconomic issues, government rates and cross-asset bond strategies. He also sits on the Strategic Investment Group. Ian joined Standard Life Investments in 2002 and has managed a variety of government, aggregate and rates-derivative strategies. He contributes macro ideas to the Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) Fund.
Roger co-manages the Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies portfolio with Ian Pizer. His background is in macro fixed income, having begun his career in rates, then specialising in credit and credit derivatives. Previous experience was gained in rates and credit at Deutsche Bank, and more recently at JPMorgan, where he was responsible for distributing credit product (cash and derivative) to UK asset managers. While working within the credit team for eight years, Roger was responsible for developing our macro expertise by working very closely with the rates and multi-asset teams. As a result, he has been a key contributor to the Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) Fund, having contributed credit and macro ideas since inception.