Chris oversees a range of bond funds which invest across fixed-income assets, including investment-grade corporates, high-yield corporates, government, and emerging markets bonds. Chris Higham, James Vokins and the team were recently awarded the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year 2015 in the High Yield Bond category. In 2014 the Aviva Investors Strategic Bond Fund was the winner of the Investment Advisor 100 Club Sterling Strategic Bond Fund of the year. In 2013 the Aviva Investors Managed High Income Fund was awarded the Lipper Fund award. Chris has managed the Strategic Bond Fund from launch in 2008.
Experience and qualifications
Chris has extensive investment experience. Prior to joining Aviva Investors he worked as a portfolio manager for Old Mutual Asset Managers. He initially joined the industry as a credit analyst in 1999.
Chris holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University. He is an associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Private Placements Credit Analyst
Head of Hard Currency Emerging Market Debt
High Yield Portfolio Manager
High Yield Portfolio Manager
Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Analyst
James Vokins, CFA
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Jonathan Manning, CFA
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Global Co-Head of High Yield
Head of Emerging Market Debt and Portfolio Manager, EM Local Currency
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