CQS is a credit focused multi-strategy asset manager founded in 1999. Our Firm’s deep experience allows us to offer solutions for investors across a range of return objectives and risk appetites. CQS is an active asset manager with expertise across corporate capital structures including corporate credit, structured credit, asset backed securities, convertibles, loans and equities. We are committed to delivering performance and high levels of service to our investors.
CQS has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. Our investors include pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, endowments and foundations, and private banks.
THE CQS DIFFERENCE
Looking further and deeper permeates everything we do. We are very clear about our strengths and focused on our core capabilities, in which we have a proven track record. Our team of investment experts seeks not only to price risk, but to assess the nature of that risk over time and across the capital structure. This deep fundamental analysis provides each of our strategies with the sophisticated insight needed to be confident in determining relative value between issuers, sectors and geographies.
There is an openness which is embraced throughout our Firm: we debate, discuss, agree and differ. This we believe leads us to well-informed perspectives on where value lies. Openness is also at the heart of our client relationships; we are committed to clear communication and transparency to engender trust with our investors.
We are holistic in our outlook: in our thinking and in our strategic expression through our investments, for us holistic does not just mean our ability to look at different markets. It is about a broad range of inputs including economic policies, geopolitics and technological change which influence the investment landscape.
We look to the long-term as a firm and are built to endure: we have applied the same level of rigour and discipline to the operational elements of CQS. We are clear that our investors pay us to take investment risk, not operational risk. To this end, our structure has evolved to embed strong and clear governance. CQS is governed by a Board of Directors which includes experienced and challenging non-executives. Subcommittees include the Management Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
OUR APPROACH WITH INVESTORS
Our first investment is always to spend time with investors, to understand their needs and find the right solution for them. The CQS range of capabilities enables investors to access a broad spectrum of risk and return. We use our knowledge and experience to create the optimum solution. Our partnership approach means that if an investor has specific risk-return requirements, we can tailor a bespoke structure to meet the investor’s investment objectives.
WHY JOIN US
We seek to recruit talented people with a genuine passion for Asset Management. Whilst academic ability is important to us we want to see candidates who have an entrepreneurial spirit, who can spot an opportunity and who can develop and shape the firm for future growth. We like self motivated, imaginative team players who are happy to ‘roll up their sleeves’.
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