Welcome to CONKERS’ CORNER. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Bailey @Financial_Orbit. Chris has just under 20 years of investment industry experience at long-only and long-short institutions as a global multi-asset fund manager, strategist/macro thinker and, in the earlier part of his career, as a securities and fund analyst.
He strongly believes in the importance of the fusion of top-down and bottom-up analysis taking a view that an understanding of both aspects is the only way to get a full view of global opportunities across equity, bond and alternative investment markets.
Prior to Financial Orbit Limited, Chris worked for a London based fund management group and headed the team for a range of globally directly invested mutual funds, personally running the Growth, Balanced and Conservative funds (collectively c. US$2bn of assets) all of which were either first or second quartile against their respective peer groups from inception in 2010 to the end of 2012. In the four years prior to this, for the same fund management company, he managed global thematic equity and European equity funds that also outperformed their benchmarks.
Chris currently runs his own consultancy business providing global investment research and consultancy services to companies in the investment and finance sectors. The company currently has a client base which encompasses wealth management, investment banking and alternative sector companies in the UK, Continental Europe and the United States with plans to expand to other parts of the world.
Listen now to gain insights into how Chris invests and learn from the lessons in his investing journey. His journey has taken him around the world and back. From a student of the Investment Industry to running his own Funds and being a globally recognised expert in his field.