This event is open to first year undergraduate students who are interested in finding out more about working in Fund Management. You will have the opportunity to hear from successful employees at M&G as well as networking and a Q&A session with further M&G employees, including current and former graduates. The day will include workshops and employability skills sessions.
Applications from students with a non-Finance background are encouraged. Please only register for one Insights Day.
Speakers: Jonathon Willcocks and Pierre Chartres
Jonathan Willcocks joined the industry in 1986, beginning his career with Hambros Bank in the Investment Management Division. Having moved into Investment Sales from Hambros, he joined Prolific as Regional Sales Manager in 1993 responsible for marketing mutual funds to intermediaries in East Anglia and West Midlands. Following the merger with Aberdeen in 1997, he became Investment Sales Director, having additional responsibility for clients in London and Switzerland. He moved to US investment house MFS in 2001 as Sales Director, responsible for sales into UK and Scandinavia before joining M&G Investments in February 2005 where he is now Managing Director for Global Retail Sales.
Jonathan’s current responsibilities include being a board member, distribution strategy and overseeing all sales channels in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia. Jonathan is also a Fellow of the UK Securities Institute, and a Chartered Wealth Manager. He also now sits on the UK IMA Investment Funds Committee.
Pierre Chartres joined M&G in 2013 and is an Investment Specialist dedicated to M&G’s retail fixed income funds. His role involves explaining the investment philosophy, process and performance of M&G’s fixed income fund range, as well as providing updates on overall financial market performance, investment trends and the economic outlook.
Previously, Pierre worked at BNY Mellon Asset Management for seven years, most recently as a portfolio strategist designing, developing and managing multi-asset, multi-manager investment solutions. Prior to that, he spent two and a half years at Natixis Asset Management in Paris.
He has a Masters-level degree in business and finance from ESSCA Business School, Angers, France and is a CFA charterholder.
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