Threadneedle bolsters fixed income team

Threadneedle has appointed Jonathan Pitkänen as head of investment grade research.

Pitkänen takes on the role following the appointment of Jim Cielinski to become head of fixed income from October.

Pitkänen joins on September 15 and will report to David Oliphant, who manages the group’s Corporate Bond fund. He will manage the credit analyst team and oversee the investment grade process. Pitkänen previously worked at Aviva Investors for four years as a credit analyst.