Pankaj Shah

Head of fixed income research, qualitative manager research team, FundQuest

Pankaj is head of fixed income and a member of the qualitative manager research team and was previously senior portfolio manager leading on fixed income within the Multi Asset and Quantitative Solutions (MAQS) team at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM). He also analyses all the funds he recommends from an ESG point of view.

Prior to this, from 2012 to mid-2014, Pankaj was Head of Fund of Funds UK, within the MAQS team, from 2009 to 2012, he was head of portfolio management at FundQuest UK. Previously Pankaj was deputy chief investment officer for multi-management at Fortis Investments (2007-2009) and deputy head of global fixed income at Fortis Investments (2003-2007). Pankaj was also a member of the fixed-income investment teams at ABN Amro Asset Management, WestLB Asset Management and Zurich Investments / Scudder Investments. He also spent six years as the deputy head of global bonds and currencies at Paribas Asset Management. Pankaj began his career at Sumitomo Finance as a euroyen bond market-maker in 1987.

Pankaj has a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with 1st class honours from London University in 1980 and later achieved an MBA in Finance, receiving a distinction from City Business School in 1987. Since 2009, Pankaj is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.