Bond roundtable participants
Benoît Cœuré took up his position as deputy chief executive of Agence France Trésor in June 2002. AFT is the debt management office of the French Republic, in charge of the funding and cash management of the debt portfolio of the French state. He has been with the treasury since 1995 and before joining AFT was chief economic adviser to the permanent head of the treasury.
Denis Daumal is dealing room director at Veolia Environnement. He is in charge of financial risk management for the group, focusing on interest rate risk management. He works closely with the head of financial operations on group refinancings and was behind Veolia's issuance of the first ever euro-denominated corporate inflation-linked bond. Before this, he was head of the dealing room of the former oil and chemical French group Elf, now merged with Total, where he was primarily involved in investing in the fixed-income markets.
Giles Game is a fund manager at M&G. He joined M&G in 1998 as a graduate, going on to become a fund manager in the internal clients team. In this capacity Giles shares responsibility for the management of £27 billion of liability-matched portfolios as well as £13 billion of total-return client mandates.
Arnaud Marès is head of portfolio strategy at the United Kingdom Debt Management Office, where he oversees debt management policy. Before joining the DMO in July 2004 he worked for the European Central Bank as well as for private sector financial institutions in Paris and London.
Christian Mundigo is head of long-term interest rates trading for BNP Paribas. He is responsible for trading swaps and governments, supras and agencies for Europe, Japan and Asia. He joined Paribas in 1991 and became chief dealer for interest rate derivatives in New York in 1998 and in 2000 was promoted to head of interest rate derivatives trading for BNP Paribas in Tokyo. He has been in his current position since November 2002.
Helen Roberts is a director and head of government bonds at F&C Asset Management. She also leads F&C's coverage of UK gilt and global inflation-linked bonds. She has 17 years' investment experience.
Crispin Southgate is managing director and European credit strategist at Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill in 1996. The previous 19 years were spent at SG Warburg, Charterhouse and Price Waterhouse.