Russell Taylor, executive director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. He leads the European high yield research team and is a portfolio manager on the European high yield strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Russell was an investment analyst at European Credit Management, specializing in credit research and analysis across investment grade, high yield and leverage loan issuers in EMEA. Before this, Russell was a credit analyst at AIG Investments and Bank of America. Russell holds a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Bath and the Investment Management Certificate. He currently serves as co-chair of the European Leverage Finance Association's Disclosure & Transparency Committee.