Jupiter boosts credit team with ABS expert

Careful-Research-Business-Finance-Paperwork-700.jpgJupiter has hired asset-backed securities expert Christian Holder as a credit analyst.

Holder, who will report to head of credit research Hilary Blandy, will also help Ariel Bezalel’s £8.7bn unconstrained bond strategy within the Jupiter fixed income team.

Before joining Jupiter, Holder was an analyst and fund manager at BlackRock Investment Management. He started his career at Fitch Ratings, where he spent four years as an ABS credit analyst.

Katharine Dryer, head of investments fixed income and multi asset, says: “Christian’s appointment is a significant building block in our broader objective to expand and develop our fixed income capabilities and skillset.

“Our credit research platform is growing in strength under Hilary’s leadership, helping us to create a more flexible capability as we continue to build on our recent success in this area.”

Bezalel, who is the manager of the firm’s Strategic Bond and Dynamic Bond funds says: “The depth and breadth of Christian’s knowledge across a range of credit sectors, including asset backed securities, will significantly enhance Jupiter’s credit research platform.

“His extensive experience stands testament to the importance we put on fundamental credit analysis, and we are excited to welcome someone of his experience to the team.”