Christopher Mahon works at Barings as an investment manager and director of asset allocation research in the multi asset group. He is the lead manager for the Baring Multi Asset Fund and co-manager of the Baring Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund. Christopher is a member of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG), the company’s global macro research and asset allocation team. He joined Barings in September 2012 from Momentum Global Investment Management. At Momentum he was the head of investment strategy responsible for the asset allocation and portfolio construction teams and was the lead portfolio manager for their flagship multi asset funds. Christopher began his career at Oliver Wyman where he helped advise a number of private equity and financial service clients. Christopher has a MA (Cantab) in Natural Sciences from Selwyn College, Cambridge University and was awarded the CFA designation in 2007.
Marino Valensise is Barings head of multi asset group, chairman of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) and co-manager of the Baring Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund. Marino joined Barings in 1999 as head of credit and was subsequently promoted to the head of the fixed income and currency team in January 2003 then to chief investment officer in 2007 a position he held for seven years. Prior to joining Barings, Marino spent five years with Commerz International Capital Management in Frankfurt where he was head of fixed income portfolio management. His previous experience includes positions with Amex Bank Ltd and Banca di Roma. Marino holds a degree in Business Law from the Universita LUISS in Rome and received an MSc in Business Economics from the Universita di Roma. He was awarded the International Securities Market Association Diploma in 1994 and the Investment Management Certificate in 1999. He became a CFA charterholder in 1997.
The Fund aims to achieve an absolute return of 4% in excess of cash based on the 3 month sterling LIBOR.