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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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  • Jackson Hole keeps markets looming

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 28th August 2018
    August has been an uncharacteristically eventful month this year as fears surrounding imminent budgetary concerns in Italy and weakness in a handful of Italian banks, coupled with the crisis in Turkey, have resulted in a .
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  • Are credit ratings worth the bother?

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 21st August 2018
    Put simply, a bond (fixed income instrument) is a financial instrument which relates to a transaction generally between two parties; the investor (bondholder) and the borrower (bond issuer). In other words, a bond is the .
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  • It’s all gone cold Turkey

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 14th August 2018
    The summer months for global capital markets, particularly the fortnight over mid-August are usually commensurate with low levels of investor activity, low trading volumes, low levels of volatility. We call it the lull of the .
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  • Hedged share classes, do they work?

    Full Story | - Investment Manager | 20th July 2018
    For those investors within the industry as well as for those seasoned investors who are familiar with the Funds market, foreign Funds in particular, will note that it is becoming increasingly commonplace for Asset Management .