Chief Investment Officer
Steven is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Rubrics Asset Management Ltd. His key role is that of senior portfolio manager of the Rubrics Global Fixed Income UCITS Fund and Rubrics International Bond UCITS Fund. In addition he oversees the continuing development of the core investment management processes and strategies of the fixed income business. Steven was responsible for the design and development of the investment process and product offerings of the Rubrics Global UCITS Funds in 2001. Since then he has overseen the launch of each of the funds within the product suite. Prior to 2001, Steven worked with Millennium Asset Management in the development of a fully integrated asset management business. He also worked as a trader and investment manager for the Equinox Cross Market Arbitrage Fund where his focus was on the development of its quantitative strategies and trade execution. Steven is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he received a BBS in Finance. Steven also received an MBS in quantitative finance from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. As part of his MBS studies Steven was one of the first in the hedge fund industry to undertake an academic thesis on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of strategies.
Matthew is the manager of the Rubrics Global Credit UCITS Fund. He has extensive expertise covering a broad range of industries across the credit spectrum. He is also a key contributor of corporate credit ideas throughout Rubrics’ fixed income fund range. Matthew joined the team in 2011 and took over management of the Rubrics Global Credit UCITS Fund in January 2012. Matthew’s considerable experience at an industry and credit specific level has helped both in building an extensive universe of credit ideas and actively managing the credit exposure within the fund. Prior to joining Rubrics Asset Management, Matthew worked as a specialist credit asset manager at New Bond Street Asset Management for five years. He played an integral role in the credit selection and active management of a €4 billion fixed income portfolio. He has also worked at Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas in Senior Credit Analyst positions and he began his career analysing corporate credit in 1997. Matthew received his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
James is a Portfolio Manager and is responsible for trade execution across the Rubrics Global UCITS Funds. Since joining the team in 2010, he has been responsible for risk and performance analysis across each of the fund strategies. As a member of the investment team, James is responsible for executing portfolio strategies across a number of funds as well as generating ideas. In addition, James is responsible for working with key members of the distribution platform with a view to both cultivating new business relationships and managing key existing ones. His positioning as part the investment team ensures he is well placed to communicate with clients on an ongoing basis. Prior to joining Rubrics he worked at Rabobank on the Debt Capital Markets team in a risk management capacity and before that spent four and a half years at ABN AMRO in the Fund Derivatives Group where his role involved structuring investment products. James received his bachelor in Business and Economics from Trinity College in Dublin in 2003 and received an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ISMA Centre in Reading in 2004.