News: Geoff Barker joins CQS

Geoff Barker

Geoff Barker

Portfolio manager Geoff Barker in Hong Kong has joined US$17bn fund house CQS following the collapse of City Financial where he previously housed his Counterpoint Asia macro fund. Prior to joining City Financial in 2013, Barker was part of the macro fund team at Ballingal Investment Advisors for eight years. Earlier in his career, he was HSBC’s chief economist in Asia-Pacific and also had stints at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Schroders, Baring Securities and Smith New Court Far East. Barker is expected to bring several team members with him to CQS, including Nick Bibby, Neil Scrase, Vishal Mahtani, Chrisy Law, Amanda Chan and Ivan Kan.