Bruce conducts fundamental research on the computer and business service sectors. His specific areas of analysis include data center outsourcing, transaction/information processing, information technology professional services, and temporary staffing
Chris joined Octopus in 2016, from Citigroup, where he was most recently a specialist UK Small and Mid-Cap Equity research analyst operating across a variety of sectors. Previously, he was an investment manager and analyst at Gartmore for almost seven years, working across a variety of mandates
Darryl joined Barings in January 2016. He launched and manages the Barings Global Equity Income and Global Cautious Equity strategies. Darryl joined Barings from Sarasin & Partners, where he was Head of Equity Income with responsibility for the full suite of dividend mandates at the company. Prior to Sarasin & Partners, Darryl was a credit analyst at ABN AMRO Asset Management and has also held several other analyst roles. Darryl holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath.
Jeremy Smouha is Chairman of the Board of Atlanticomnium SA, an investment management firm specialising in corporate bonds, and Chief Executive Officer of its London branch. The firm has been managing the award winning GAM Star Credit Opportunities range of funds/strategies since 1985. Jeremy Smouha sits on the Investment Committee of GAM Star Credit Opportunities Funds and established Atlanticomnium (UK) Ltd in 2013 to provide investment and other support to Atlanticomnium SA from the UK. Jeremy was a founding member of GAM in 1983 and held various positions over the years including managing GAM bond funds from 1985 to 2002. He was a Director and member of GAM’s Investment Committee from 1998 to 2012 and co-managed a range of GAM’s multi asset funds. He continues to serve GAM as a senior adviser. Prior to GAM, he was a fund manager of Asian equities at Arbuthnot Latham. Jeremy Smouha was educated at Harrow School and holds an MA Cantab Hons in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is based in London.
Jeremy has been a professional macroeconomist for seventeen years and has held a range of senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where rose to the position of Senior Research Economist. He then joined the OECD in Paris, where he worked extensively on European public policy issues and was the Head of the Hungary/Slovenia desk. In 2010 Jeremy joined the Institute of International Economics as the Deputy Director of Global Macroeconomics before moving on to BNP Paribas as a Senior US economist, specialising in Fed policy, as well as fiscal issues and inflation. Jeremy was the Chief Economist of Standard Life Investments for five years before becoming the head of the newly formed ASI Research Institute. The Institute was founded to oversee and promote sophisticated conjunctural and scenario analysis, as well as fundamental research at the intersection of economics, politics, policy and markets. Jeremy holds an MSc in Public Financial Policy from the London School of Economics and took a sabbatical in 2007 to advise the then Australian Opposition Leader, Kevin Rudd on economic and environmental policy.