Global Conference 2016
Chief Strategist and Head of Research, CQS
Matthew James is chief strategist and head of research at CQS, where he is responsible for fundamental company research to support trading and investment strategies across CQS' funds. He manages the team of sector specialists based in London, New York and Hong Kong and has extensive experience across multiple credit research sectors. James is also a member of the CQS executive committee. Previously, he was a senior credit strategist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, where he was promoted to partner. Before that, James was an executive director in the fixed income division (credit products group) at Morgan Stanley in London, where he was highly ranked by both Institutional Investor and Euromoney. Earlier, he held senior research analyst roles at JP Morgan Securities in New York and London, after launching his career at Goldman Sachs in the firm's New York and Los Angeles offices. James has a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.