Our fixed income division has over 20 investment specialists and consists of two areas, Macro Markets, and Credit Markets. The staff within these areas are responsible for:
Credit markets, including high yield debt
Interest rate and currency management
Money market and treasury services
Members of the senior management team are listed below.
Head of Credit Markets
Jeff Brunton joined AMP Capital in January 2008 as Head of Credit Markets. Mr Brunton is responsible for the overall business strategy, setting macro credit strategy and overseeing the credit investment process. He is also responsible for developing the derivative and global credit capabilities in the team as well as building the investment process to include more complex credit-based strategies.
Prior to his appointment at AMP Capital, Mr Brunton was employed by QIC in Brisbane from 1992, with recent roles including Head of Global Credit, and Head of Australian Fixed Interest and Cash. His responsibilities included managing global credit research and strategy, managing an extensive product development pipeline, extensive involvement with client and consultant relationships, and leading the development of innovative investment research processes and portfolio and risk management techniques. Mr Brunton brings extensive experience in all global credit markets and products from bonds, loans, derivatives and structured credit, together with impressive leadership skills.
Head of Fixed Income
Mark Beardow was appointed as Head of Fixed Income in August 2006. In this role, he is responsible for the management of AMP Capital’s active fixed income strategies including Credit Markets and Macro Markets, managing over 20 investment professionals across Australia and New Zealand. Mr Beardow also serves as the Chair of the Credit Investment Committee.
Mr Beardow has over 17 years of industry experience. He joined AMP Capital’s Credit Markets team in 1998 and during this time developed a highly regarded specialist credit capability. He also oversaw the Credit Market team’s expansion from three to eight people. Mr Beardow brings international experience to his role, having worked in London for Credit Suisse Financial Products and Swiss Bank Corporation in credit risk management and quantitative analysis positions. Previously, Mr Beardow was Associate, Credit Portfolio at JP Morgan Australia, where he was responsible for credit analysis and exposure strategies.
Head of Macro Markets
Simon Warner joined AMP Capital in March 2007 as Head of Macro Markets within the Fixed Income team. Mr Warner is responsible for managing active macro management investment processes in duration, currencies, and semi and swap spreads, across A$10 billion to A$15 billion of assets and portfolios. Mr Warner is also leading the development of new strategies to manage global rates and credit sectors.
Prior to joining AMP Capital, Mr Warner was employed with JPMorgan Chase, most recently as their Australasian Chief Investment Officer based in Singapore. He previously held investment management roles in Sydney and London. His focus was on managing risk across money markets, bonds, swaps, currencies and equities.