Institutional Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management
Peter is an Institutional Portfolio Manager within the Investment Grade team at BlueBay. Peter joined the firm in November 2011 as a Fund Accountant within the Finance department transferring to his current role in October 2013. Prior to this role, Peter worked for two years at Royal Bank of Scotland in London as a Cash Equities Financial Controller. Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in South Africa where he worked for four years during which time he was seconded to the Deloitte office in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and honours in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Peter holds the CFA UK Certificate in ESG Investing and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) in the US.
Head of Sales, UK & Ireland, BlueBay Asset Management
Abhi is Head of Sales, UK & Ireland at BlueBay. She joined the firm in January 2019 as Head of Global Consultant Relations and transitioned to her current role in May 2020 while retaining her Consultant relationship management role. Prior to BlueBay, Abhi worked at Invesco from 2014, where she was the UK Head of Consultant Relations. She covered insurance clients at PIMCO from 2011-2013. Abhi previously worked at Deutsche Bank and UBS, beginning her career in financial services in 2004. Abhi holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and is a CFA charterholder.
Ken KencelChief Executive Officer, Churchill Asset Management
Ken serves as President and CEO of Churchill Asset Management, an affiliate of Nuveen, the asset management arm of TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nuveen Churchill Direct Lending, Inc., Churchill’s publicly registered business development company.
Throughout his over 35-year career in the investment industry, Ken has accrued a broad range of experience in leading private credit investment businesses. Ken served as a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he also served as President and a Director of TCG BDC, Inc. Prior to that he founded and was President and CEO of Churchill Financial Group, served as Head of Leveraged Finance for Royal Bank of Canada and was Head of Indosuez Capital. Ken was also a Founder of the high yield finance business at Chase Securities.
Ken graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Rachel GreenDirector, Institutional Sales, Nuveen
Rachel is responsible for developing relationships with UK institutional investors. She has more than a decade of experience within institutional sales, working with asset owners and stakeholders on both the liability and asset sides. In addition to her most recent role as Associate Director of Institutional Sales at Aviva Investors, she has held positions at reinsurer Munich Re and Russell Investments.
Whilst at Aviva Investors, Rachel sat on the Aviva Group Board Evolution Council as one of twelve future leaders responsible for advising the Aviva Group Board on strategic issues. Rachel is a Co-founder of #talkaboutblack, the ethnicity workstream of the Diversity Project and a Diversity Project Ambassador. She is the Founder of The Skills Workshop, a social initiative to build awareness of the asset management industry, increase financial literacy, and increase social capital amongst university aged students across the UK. In June 2020, she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for her work in campaigning for greater ethnic diversity in the asset management industry.
Head of Long-Only High Yield, Investment Grade and Financial Strategies, CQS
Darren is responsible for managing Long-Only High Yield, Investment Grade and Financial strategies at CQS. He additionally works as Assistant Portfolio Manager for the CQS Credit Multi Asset Fund, alongside Craig Scordellis. Darren Is a Partner of CQS (UK) LLP.
Prior to joining CQS in 2010, Darren worked at GE Capital in London within the leveraged finance business, where he joined the graduate scheme in 2005. Darren holds a BSc (First Class Hons) in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.
Principal, UK, Ireland & Switzerland, CQS
Jon is Principal for UK, Ireland, and Switzerland within the CQS Business Development Group.
Prior to joining CQS in 2013, Jon was an Investor Relations Analyst for the emerging macro strategies at Moore Capital Management Europe. Prior to joining Moore in 2009, he held relationship management positions at Olympia Capital Management, Pioneer Investments, and Gottex Fund Management. He has been working within the institutional investment management industry since 2003.
Jon earned a BA in Law from Oxford Brookes University and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.