Thursday 17 May 2018

Building on the success of the Bond Vigilantes Blog, we are delighted to invite you to attend a lunchtime event in Bristol with some of the leading bloggers from the M&G Retail Fixed Interest team including Richard Woolnough, Charles De Quinsonas and Laura Frost.

The event will be CPD accredited and will count for 90 minutes.

12:00 – 12.30 Event registration and lunch
12:30 – 13:00 Emerging Market Bonds
Charles De Quinsonas, Deputy Fund Manager M&G Emerging Market Bond Fund
13:00 – 13:30 A flexible approach to Fixed Income
Richard Woolnough, Fund Manager M&G Optimal Income Fund
13:30 – 14:00 High Yield Investing, Floating Rate and ESG
Laura Frost, M&G Investment specialist providing support for the M&G Retail Fixed Income Fund range


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Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Rd,


Richard Woolnough

Richard Woolnough joined M&G in January 2004 and is fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, the M&G Corporate Bond Fund and the M&G Strategic Corporate Bond Fund, three of the company’s flagship fixed interest funds. Richard began his career at Lloyds Merchant Bank in 1985, moving to Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali two years later, followed by SG Warburg. In 1995, he became a fund manager at Old Mutual. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in economics.

Charles de Quinsonas

Charles de Quinsonas

Charles De Quinsonas joined the Retail Fixed Interest team in May 2014 as an emerging market corporate bond specialist and was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund in September 2015 and deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond Fund at launch in May 2017. He is also deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets Income Opportunities Fund since its launch. Charles has over seven years of emerging market corporate bond experience with a deep knowledge of high yield credit. Prior to joining M&G he worked at Spread Research in Lyon and New York, where he spent four years analysing a variety of high yield and emerging markets industrial credits. Charles holds a BBA from ESSEC Business School, a MSc in Corporate Finance from iae lyon School of Management and a BA (Hons) in Business & Finance from Sheffield Hallam University.

Laura Frost

Laura Frost

Laura Frost is an investment specialist providing support for the M&G retail fixed income fund range. Laura joined M&G in 2011 as a technical training director for the Learning Matters team. Prior to M&G, Laura worked for six years at a training consultancy specialising in capital markets, focusing on fixed income and derivatives. Before this, she spent six years as a fixed income derivatives trader for a proprietary trading house. Laura graduated from Leeds University in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in geology, and in 1999, gained an MSc in engineering geology.