Karl Bergqwist, one of the most outspoken participants of Europe’s corporate bond market, is an accidental credit analyst. Gartmore Investment Management’s new head of credit research fell into the field while working on an economics PhD.
After approaching Moody’s rating agency for some information for his thesis, they asked if he would do some consultancy work for them. “Being a poor student I thought: learning, pay cheque, pay cheque, learning and decided to do it,” he says. This le