JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has appointed Myles Bradshaw as managing director and head of global aggregate fixed income strategies within the firm's global fixed income currencies & commodities group.
Bradshaw succeeds Iain Stealey, who was promoted to international CIO for GFICC earlier this year.
JPMAM said in a note that its global aggregate strategies team leverages the strength and breadth of JPMAM's GFICC platform for its multi-sector bond portfolios. The $591bn platform currently has over 279 investors managing money across government bonds, credit, emerging markets debt, currency and securitised debt.
Bradshaw brings with him over two decades worth of experience managing interest rate, credit, securitized, volatility and foreign exchange rate risks in global portfolios.”
Bradshaw will work with these global sector teams - in order to determine the tactical asset allocation of JPMAM's suite of global aggregate fixed incomes strategies -, and will become a named portfolio manager across these strategies, alongside Iain Stealey and Linda Raggi.
Based in London, he will report to Stealey.
The global manager said there would be no change to the investment process of the following SICAV funds:
- JPMorgan Funds - Euro Aggregate Bond Fund
- JPMorgan Funds - Aggregate Bond Fund
- GIM Specialist Investment Funds - GIM Global Investment Grade Aggregate Bond Fund
- JPMorgan Funds - Global Aggregate Bond Fund
- JPMorgan Funds - Global Short Duration Bond Fund
- JPMorgan Funds - Sterling Bond Fund
Stealey said: "We're always looking to reinforce our fixed income platform with exceptional talent and Myles brings with him over two decades worth of experience managing interest rate, credit, securitized, volatility and foreign exchange rate risks in global portfolios."
Bradshaw joins JPMAM from Amundi where he was head of the global aggregate fixed income team. Prior to that, he spent eight years as a portfolio manager at PIMCO, where he led the firm's eurozone sovereign and macro strategy. He also worked at Threadneedle Investment Managers, managing global and sterling portfolios, and started his career in 1996 as an economist at HM Treasury in London.