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08 September 2020 08:30




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mallowstreet Digital Fixed Income Indaba

The mallowstreet Digital Fixed Income Indaba* will bring together some of the industry’s biggest influencers to hear a selection of interactive keynote presentations. These will be interspersed with three Investment Masterclass sessions which will cover key investment opportunities in the area of Fixed Income.

The Indaba is available for CPD accreditation by the Pensions Management Institute and is exclusively for pension funds and their advisors.

*An indaba (pronounced in-dar-bah) is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal people) of the Zulu or Xhosa people. The term comes from a Zulu language word meaning "business" or "matter".


Time Description

Login & Tech Check


Welcome Address

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet, provides an overview of the Digital Fixed Income Indaba, speakers and key themes.

Keynote Presentation


Session Transition


Investment Masterclass I

Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.

Refreshment Break


Keynote Presentation


Session Transition


Investment Masterclass II

Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.



Keynote Presentation


Session Transition


Investment Masterclass III

Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.

Refreshment Break


Expert Panel Discussion John St-Hill, Deputy CIO, British Airways Pensions Investment; Chetan Ghosh, CIO, Centrica


Closing Remarks




  • Jens Waechter PhD
    Jens Waechter joined Franklin Templeton in 2018 and holds the role of senior global macro & research analyst for Templeton Global Macro. In this position, Dr. Waechter analyzes trends in global fixed income and macroeconomics and has a regional focus on Europe. He also represents the Templeton Global Macro group with clients and other external parties, communicating the team's investment process, positioning and market outlook. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 2018, Dr. Waechter worked at DekaBank Group for 16 years, where his experience included macroeconomic research and the management of multi-asset fund-of-funds. Prior to that, Dr. Waechter worked four years as a Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank AG. In addition, Dr. Waechter is a lecturer for a postgraduate education course leading to the degree of Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) since 2002. Dr. Waechter holds an MA in business from the University of Bielefeld in Germany, and both an MA and a PhD. in economics from the University of Georgia. He is also a CEFA Investment Analyst.
  • Dean Heaney

    Dean joined Franklin Templeton in 2020 as Head of the UK Institutional business. He joined from Invesco where he was Head of Government & Strategic Institutions in the UK and Ireland. With over 18 years’ experience working with institutional investors, Dean’s role at Franklin Templeton is to work in partnership with institutional clients to deliver better client outcomes. He is also responsible for developing new relationships with pension funds, insurance companies and investment consultants.

    Dean started his career at Fidelity International in 2003 and has worked in institutional sales and consultant relations roles at Royal London Asset Management and Pioneer Investments (now Amundi). Dean has a BA in International Business and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

  • Catherine Gill

    Catherine is a member of the UK institutional business development team, where her responsibilities are focused on development of Newton’s business with both consultants and potential clients. She joined Newton in February 2015 after spending several years working in the institutional sales team at Barings, responsible for developing the Charity business and managing a number of key relationships with investment consultants.

    Catherine began her career in account management at Thomson Financial. She holds a BSc(Hons) in International Business and French, from Aston University.

    Outside of work, Catherine enjoys travelling and discovering new places, as much as her young family allows!

  • Paul Brain

    Paul is investment leader of the fixed income team. He joined Newton in 2004, and manages a range of global bond portfolios. He is also part of the leadership team for the Newton Global Dynamic Bond strategy. Paul is chairman of the bond/FX strategy group, and a member of the global strategy group and the investment committee.

    Paul has held a number of senior fixed-income positions within the industry at MSG & Partners, Investec and Credit Suisse. Outside of work, Paul enjoys cycling, learning foreign languages and travel.

  • Andrea DiCenso
    Andrea DiCenso is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and co-portfolio manager for the credit asset, world credit asset and emerging market debt blended total return strategies. She is also a senior strategist for the alpha strategies group and oversees all FX and commodity activity for the firm's multi-asset product suite, and is primarily responsible for asset allocation, idea generation, portfolio construction and risk management. Since 2009, Andrea has been a strategist within the alpha strategies group, implementing emerging market and commodity related themes within the long-only and multi-asset products at the firm. She joined Loomis Sayles in 2006 as a junior analyst covering the investment grade and high yield commodity related sectors. She began her investment industry career in 2003 at Fidelity Investments as a financial analyst. Andrea earned a BS in finance from Bentley College and an MBA from Northeastern University.
  • Chris Yiannakou
    Chris Yiannakou is Managing Director and Head of EMEA Institutional Services at Loomis Sayles Investments Limited (LSI), Loomis Sayles’ London-based entity. He oversees investment consultant and client development & servicing for the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa regions. Chris joined Loomis Sayles in 2012 from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was head of European consultant relations. Prior to UBS, he was responsible for institutional consultant and client relationships with Pioneer Investments and Gartmore Investment Management respectively. Chris earned a BA in Finance and also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.
  • David Smith

    David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. He also writes columns for The Times, Tax Journal and other publications. He speaks and broadcasts regularly to a wide variety of audiences. Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.

    David Smith is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism; Mrs Thatcher’s Economics; North and South; From Boom to Bust; UK Current Economic Policy; Eurofutures; Will Europe Work?; Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order; The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next, and – in 2015 – Something Will Turn Up; Britain’s Eonomy Past, Present and Future. He has his own website He was born and brought up in the West Midlands and studied at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and London. He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham’s Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and the 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards.

  • Prof. Stephen Chan, OBE

    Stephen Chan OBE is Professor of World Politics at SOAS University of London,where he was also Foundation Dean. He has been Dean at two other UK universities and has lectured around the world. Previously an international civil servant, he is still seconded to diplomatic missions and projects today. He was a member of the Trilateral Dialogue, negotiating principles for trade between Africa, and both China and the USA, negotiating with the Africans. He is Ambassador Extraordinary of Chinese for Labour in the UK. Stephen grew up in New Zealand as the first-born son of wartime refugees from China and his literary reputation has him described as the 'precursor Asian poet' in New Zealand. A long-time citizen of the UK, Stephen is a frequent adviser to the Foreign Office, and has worked with the State Council of the Chinese Prime Minister in Beijing. He has published 35 academic books, five volumes of poetry, and three novels.

  • Marian Elliott

    Marian leads Redington’s Integrated Consultancy practice, focusing on helping pension schemes manage their key risks and stakeholders. She joined Redington in January 2018, having previously led Deloitte’s Trustee Advisory practice in London, and has advised some of the largest companies in the UK on their pension strategy. Marian also sits on the Council of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries.