Elena Koycheva, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, Chapter Head

Bluebay Asset Management

CAIA Member since 2017

Elena is a member of the Global Business Development Team at BlueBay Asset Management. Elena is also the co-vice chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Forum at the firm. Prior to joining BlueBay, Elena was a member of the Lead Portfolio Management Team within the Global Portfolio Solutions Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she worked on providing multi-asset investment management solutions to defined benefit pension plans, and worked on global business development opportunities for institutional investors and third party distributors. Elena started her investment management career at Candriam Investors Group (formerly Dexia Asset Management) where she acquired experience in performance analysis and business development.

Elena holds a MSc in Portfolio Management and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from IAE Gustave Eiffel, University of Paris XII and a Master’s Degree in Banking, Finance and Risk Management from the University of Paris XIII and a Summa Cum Laude BA (Hons) in Business Administration: Finance, Minor in Economics from Richmond, the American International University in London.  She is also a CFA charterholder, a CAIA charterholder and a CIPM designation holder.  Elena also gained the Certificate in ESG Investing and holds the Diploma in Investment Management (ESG).

Elena leads the CFA UK Careers in the Investment Sector Working Group and is a member of the CFA UK Volunteering Steering Committee.  She is an active member of 100 Women in Finance and Women in Banking and Finance.  She was a 2018 and 2019 finalist in the “Unsung Hero” category in the Women in Investment Awards, and since 2020, she has been a Diversity Project Ambassador.