Tony Finding joined PPM (now M&G) in 1997 as an economist. Subsequently, he took responsibility for the generation of views on yield curve and foreign exchange trading opportunities. In 2001, Tony developed his expertise in credit and exotic fixed interest securities by spending time seconded to Prudential's US-based investment management team. Tony has been in his current role as a member of the multi asset team since 1999. In January 2011, Tony was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Balanced Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund. He has a BSc in economics from the LSE and is also a CFA charterholder.
There were a couple of pieces written in the media in 2016 suggesting that the year represented a tipping point in the shift from active to passive management, both in equities and fixed income markets. Whether or not this is true, when it comes… Read the article
The S&P500 index has risen to near record levels, but it seems that this has happened without any apparent rise in optimism about future corporate prospects. If anything, judging by my inbox, the chorus of impending doom gets louder by the day. The concurrent rise in the S&P500 with this… Read the article
The range of products available to investors has exploded over the last 50 years. Greater accessibility to different asset classes or instruments like commodities has played a part, but the rise of new strategies and vehicles has been the biggest factor.
Strategies differ from asset classes in that they represent… Read the article
Last week Tony Finding and Eric Lonergan made their annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Omaha in the US to attend the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company run by Warren Buffett. While there they mused on, amongst other things, the attractiveness of US equity today, what low interest rates… Read the article