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About John Stopford
John Stopford has been a fund manager for 18 years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He attended Oxford University where he obtained an Honours degree in chemistry. John was appointed head of fixed income at Investec in 2003. He moved to the London office after a stint in South Africa where he was made responsible for the South African fixed income business following the merger between Investec Asset Management and Guinness Flight in 1998. Through very strong performance, John helped grow South Africa’s fixed income assets under management from £1.5 billion to £5 billion in 5 years, winning numerous awards. Previously, John was responsible for Guinness Flight’s investments in emerging bond and currency markets in London. Prior to joining Guinness Flight in 1993, he worked in London and Tokyo as a specialist global bond and currency portfolio manager for Mitsui Trust Asset Management. John currently manages the Investec GSF Global Strategic Income Fund and the Investec GSF High Income Bond (US Dollar) fund where he uses an active and primarily top down fixed income investment process. Outside of fund mangement, John enjoys rugby.
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