Head of Investment Grade Corporate Credit
Charles Sanford is Head of Barings’ Investment Grade Corporate Credit Group. Charles is responsible for the portfolio management of the firm’s multi-asset insurance client mandates as well as the investment grade corporate bond strategies. Charles has worked in the industry since 1994 and his experience has encompassed a wide range of financial services. He joined the firm in 2004 as a credit analyst, covering several sectors including food/beverage, chemicals and retail, and has been a portfolio manager since 2006. Prior to that, Charles worked at Booz, Allen and Hamilton as a management consultant and Bell South where he worked on mergers and acquisitions and internal consulting projects. He also co-founded and ran an angel capital firm, University Angels, during the early days of the internet, where he raised money for early stage technology companies. Charles holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.