Rob da Silva Joins SQM Research
To Head Up Alternatives and Fixed Income
Off the back of the recent announcement that SQM Research will now be expanding its ratings research reach to include Alternative and Fixed Income products, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert da Silva to the position of Head of Research: Fixed Income and Alternatives to lead our team of experienced analysts in this space.
Robert is an extremely experienced financial services professional with a career that spans three decades as an active portfolio manager covering direct and multi-asset portfolios. He has led a variety of investment teams and has a deep understanding of risk management and fixed income markets.
Previously, Robert held the position of Head of Research and Deputy CIO at van Eyk Research where he led van Eyk’s team of research analysts, responsible for generating investment & ratings reports on fund managers across all asset classes.
Prior to van Eyk, Robert worked at BT and Principal Global Investors for a period of over 23 years, leading credit and fixed Income capabilities and contributing to multi-asset portfolios including balanced and capital stable funds.
SQM Research is excited about Robert coming on board to join us in our latest venture and feels secure that the newly added sectors are in trusted and experienced hands.
Speaking of his recent appointment to this position, Robert has said "I am thrilled to be joining a firm with such a highly respected pedigree. SQM are widely known for their long-standing and premium quality research in all matters property related.
I am looking forward to bringing that same high level of rigour and diligence to the area of Fixed Income and Alternatives.”
Louis Christopher, Managing Director of SQM Research says, "I am excited to have the calibre of Rob De Silva on board. He is highly respected in the industry and is obviously very knowledgeable across a range of asset classes. Rob’s goal is to kick off our review on fixed income and alternative asset classes on which we have now begun contacting managers. I will still maintain my Head of Research duties on Property and Infrastructure.”