Christopher Heckscher Joins Standard Life Investments

Christopher Heckscher has joined Standard Life Investments as senior vice president of U.S. credit. He previously spent 14 years with Wellington Management.


Standard Life Investments, the global fund manager, has enhanced its ability to deliver global credit management with the appointment of Christopher Heckscher as Senior Vice President, US Credit.

Christopher joins from Wellington Management where he covered a broad set of sectors within US Investment Grade and High Yield for over 14 years. Based in Standard Life Investments’ Boston office, Christopher will report to Erlend Lochen, Head of US Credit and Global Head of High Yield. He will be responsible for covering US High Yield and will work with the US Equities team to broaden coverage of US investment grade issuers.

This is the first appointment since Erlend Lochen was charged with extending Standard Life Investments’ European High Yield process into a global offering. Erlend, who relocated from Edinburgh to Boston in July of this year, retains joint responsibility for the Higher Income Fund OEIC in the UK and the European High Yield SICAV in Europe, co-managing both funds alongside Arthur Milson, Investment Director – High Yield.

Standard Life Investments has a strong track record in managing funds across a diverse range of fixed income markets. It manages $87.7bn (D62.6bn, £53.3bn) in bonds around the world (as at 30.06.09).

Erlend Lochen, Head of US Credit and Global Head of High Yield, Standard Life Investments, said: “As our first credit hire in the US, Christopher brings a great deal of experience in the US credit markets – both in High Yield and Investment Grade – and will provide local knowledge and insights as we seek to build our US team further.”

The Standard Life Investments group includes Standard Life Investments (Mutual Funds) Limited, SLTM Limited, Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Limited and SL Capital Partners LLP. Standard Life Investments Limited acts as Investment Manager for Standard Life Assurance Limited and Standard Life Pension Funds Limited.