Michael Leonard has been appointed director and portfolio manager to the UK fixed income team and Vicki Gedge joins the European credit research team as a credit analyst.
Leonard will be responsible for helping manage and grow UK fixed income portfolios for institutional and retail clients globally and will be based in London.
He has over eight years experience in the industry, as a fund manager, analyst and trader. He joins from Old Mutual Asset Management where he was a credit hedge fund manager.
Gedge will cover sterling and European high grade and high yield bonds in the consumer goods/services, retail, tobacco, gaming and leisure sectors.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Gedge was a senior credit analyst focusing on European investment grade credit research at Barclays Capital.
Credit Suisse head of fixed income for asset management Paul Griffiths says: “Michael knows the sterling market well and is a strong manager in the credit area, as well as having an actuarial background. I am delighted that he’s joining us at an important time for our fixed income business.
“Vicki’s appointment brings greater depth to our talented team of credit analysts and we are confident her expertise will add value to our investment process.”