CQS hires Geoff Barker and team

Barker will manage the same Asia Macro fund and strategy at CQS that was previously known as Counterpoint

Geoff Barker and members of his team Nick Bibby, Neil Scrase, Vishal Mahtani, Chrisy Law, Amanda Chan and Ivan Kan are joining investment management firm CQS in Hong Kong.

Barker will manage the same Asia Macro fund and strategy at CQS that was previously known as Counterpoint. The macro strategy is adjacent to CQS’ existing footprint in Hong Kong, and complementary to CQS’ existing Asian and global capabilities.

Sir Michael Hintze, CQS founder and senior investment officer, comments: “Geoff’s Asia-focused macro strategy adds an important centre of excellence to CQS as we continue to broaden and deepen our investment bench.”

Barker adds, “In an increasingly complex world with geopolitical crosscurrents, CQS’ global platform will give us access to the best minds, high-quality research and state-of the-art systems and technical support.”

Barker has lived in Asia for 24 years and was previously chief economist and head of research for HSBC in Asia.

The completion of the move is subject to SFC approval.

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