Rathbones recruits for global sustainable bond team

Goncalves spent the past eight years at Vanguard working on global corporate ESG funds and ETFs

Christie Goncalves


Natalie Kenway

Rathbones has appointed Vanguard’s Christie Goncalves as assistant portfolio manager, to work under Bryn Jones on fixed income strategies.

Goncalves (pictured) spent the past eight years at Vanguard working on global corporate ESG funds and ETFs, and as a senior trader with an emphasis in euro and sterling rates and credit. She also spent over four years at Stanlib Asset Management and worked as a credit manager at Barclays Africa, totalling 15 years of fixed income experience.

Bryn Jones, head of fixed income, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Christie into the RAM fixed income team as an assistant portfolio manager. Christie is a great addition to the team, bringing global credit experience and a wealth of skills to enhance our investment capabilities.

“She joins at a fantastic time with the launch of our new global sustainable bond strategy, and when yields are looking attractive for asset allocators. Christie will be a great asset for the firm over the coming years.”

The Rathbone Greenbank Global Sustainable Bond fund, which was launched in November 2023, will be one of the strategies Goncalves is involved with. Currently the fund holds £25.5m in assets under management, according to data from FE Fundinfo.

Christie Goncalves, assistant portfolio manager, said: “With the opportunities we are seeing in fixed income, this is an exciting time to be joining Bryn and the team, who have an enviable long-term performance track record and a well-established investment process.

“I’m particularly looking forward to helping the team grow its new global fixed income strategy and employing my keen interest and experience in sustainable investing.”

This article first appeared on Portfolio Adviser.

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