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Mark Vella

Investment Manager

Mark Vella is an Investment Manager at Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Management.

Mark graduated with Honors in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta in 2005. He started his career as a senior investment officer within the investment arm of one of Malta’s largest banks, later on becoming an Investment Manager on Fixed Income and Structured Products, where he spent a total of five years and a half. He subsequently moved to Calamatta Cuschieri in the summer of 2011 as Head of Treasury Operations. Mark’s background is primarily in fixed income and he has in fact managed CC’s proprietary fixed income portfolio during his tenure as Head of Treasury Operations. He is the author of the weekly “Calamatta Cuschieri Market Review”, which outlines market developments most notably in the Eurozone and the US, focusing on credit markets, economics and FX issues.

In fulfillment of his role as Investment Manager, Mark acts as a voting member on a number of Investment Committees entrusted with the management of UCITS and non-UCITS collective investment schemes.

My Blog Posts

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  • Credit marches on as investors put money to work

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 29th January 2019
    Negative performance, fund outflows (redemptions), and increased levels of cash; in no particular order of significance, have been the major focal point for fixed income funds and portfolios for the greater part of 2018. All .
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  • May the force be with you

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 15th January 2019
    We are well into 2019 yet the themes which characterised 2018 are nowhere close to being resolved. More than two thirds of investors who were exposed to markets last year have nothing to show for .
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  • Understanding differing management styles

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 8th January 2019
    Those who are familiar with the investment world are inundated with information about investment products, primarily investments in bonds and/or equities, either directly or indirectly. But how familiar are we with the investment processes and .
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  • Picking up the pieces from a dismal 2018

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 31st December 2018
    To some, the end of the year period is commensurate with being sentimental and emotional, looking back at the wonderful memories to show for in 2018. Well, this time round, not for me, not event .
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  • What investors ought to keep in mind

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 17th December 2018
    There are an endless number of textbooks and articles as well as online journals and educational pieces written on what it takes to become a successful investor, especially in today’s every changing market dynamics. There .
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  • Why the reinvestment rate risk matters

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 4th December 2018
    It is quite common for investors to view the risk of an underlying bond investment from different angles, be it credit risk, interest rate risk, market risk, amongst others. The term risk can be easily .