EUROPE - Morley Fund Management has appointed Tim Barker as head of credit analysis, based in London.
Barker joins on August 1 from global investment firm Lazard Asset Management, where he was a senior credit analyst and strategist.
Reporting to Paul Mingay, head of credit in the fixed income team, Barker will manage Morley’s team of credit analysts who provide research and investment recommendations to fund managers across all sectors in the UK and Europe.
Barker began his career as a credit analyst at Nat West Markets before moving to the buy side with spells as a credit analyst with SLC Asset Management and Schroder Investment Management. Prior to Lazard, he worked in investment banking for Deutsche Bank.
Morley also appointed Jay Contis as a credit analyst in its Boston office, covering US banks, financial and insurers. Contis, who joins from State Street, takes up his position on June 20 and will work temporarily in Morley’s London office.
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