Partner, Head of Emerging Markets, Senior Portfolio Manager
Polina is Head of Emerging Markets and Senior Portfolio Manager at BlueBay. She started her career in emerging markets after the Russian financial crisis in 1998 and has, since then, gained expertise across a broad range of emerging market financial assets.
Polina joined BlueBay in July 2005 from UBS where she was a Credit Analyst in EM corporate research. Her role encompassed coverage of EM issuers as well as research support for primary issuance of corporate debt. Prior to this, Polina was with Alliance Capital where she was an Emerging Markets Equity Analyst and then moved on to pioneer emerging markets quantitative research at the firm. She started her career in a macro research boutique in Russia. Polina holds an MSc (Hons) in Finance from the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow and is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mihai is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Emerging Markets Team. He joined BlueBay in January 2020 and his primary portfolio management responsibilities include the illiquid strategy covering loans, illiquid instruments, special situations and distressed.
Prior to joining BlueBay, Mihai was a Founding Partner for the credit strategies at Helios Investment Partners. Mihai has 20 years’ experience including on the sell-side where his last role was heading the emerging markets structuring team at Bank of America across fixed income, currencies and commodities. Mihai holds a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Economics and Finance from Warwick University.
Head of Sales, UK & Ireland
Abhi is Head of Sales, UK & Ireland at BlueBay. She joined the firm in January 2019 as Head of Global Consultant Relations and transitioned to her current role in May 2020 while retaining her Consultant relationship management role. Prior to BlueBay, Abhi worked at Invesco from 2014, where she was the UK Head of Consultant Relations. She covered insurance clients at PIMCO from 2011-2013. Abhi previously worked at Deutsche Bank and UBS, beginning her career in financial services in 2004. Abhi holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a qualified chartered accountant, and is a CFA charterholder.
Director, Sales - UK & Ireland
Mike Lorraine joined BlueBay in September 2020 as a member of the UK Institutional Sales team. Prior to BlueBay Mike held senior UK distribution roles at CFM, Credit Suisse AM and Gottex. Mike holds a BA (Hons) in Law & Politics from Oxford Brookes University.