"CQS is a special place. A place where people are intellectually stimulated and do exceptional things, and where agile minds work powerfully and nimbly together. I thrive on the 'battle of ideas' and love the business"
Sir Michael Hintze, Founder and CEO

CQS is a credit-focused multi-strategy asset manager founded by Sir Michael Hintze in 1999. Our deep experience allows us to offer solutions for investors across a range of return objectives and risk appetites. We are an active asset manager with expertise across the credit spectrum, including corporate credit, structured credit, asset backed securities, convertibles and loans. We are committed to delivering performance and high levels of service to our investors.

CQS has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Jersey and Sydney. 

To us investment is about finding value where it is hard to identify. Looking further and deeper permeates everything we do. We are very clear about our strengths and focused on our core capabilities, in which we have a proven track record.


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CQS’s Head of Loans, Jim Fitzpatrick, speaks to Bloomberg

13 March 2020

Jim Fitzpatrick discusses how loans are an attractive place to be.

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Yianos Kontopoulos, talks to Bloomberg’s B-Surveillance

6 March 2020

Yianos Kontopoulos, says “probably the most important element going forward would be the fiscal component... and in particular what comes next from China”.

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Sir Michael Hintze, talks to CNBC

12 February 2020

Sir Michael Hintze, discusses the world economy in the wake of China's coronavirus outbreak.

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Nick Pappas, CQS’ Head of Credit, talks to Bloomberg TV

15 January 2020

Nick Pappas, CQS’ Head of Credit, talks to Bloomberg TV about the opportunities in the distressed market and where we are in the credit cycle.

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CQS’ Chief Macro Strategist, Yianos Kontopoulos, speaks to Bloomberg

18 December 2019

CQS’ Chief Macro Strategist, Yianos Kontopoulos, speaks to Bloomberg about the outlook for the global economy and markets in 2020.

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Ivelina Green joins 100 Women in Finance for a fireside chat

4 November 2019

Ivelina Green, Partner & Head of Special Situations, CQS has an fireside chat at Citi, New York, with Sandy Kaul, Moderator, Managing Director & Global Head of Business Advisory Services, Citi and Sara McKerihan Board of Directors of 100 WIF, MD Citi Global Markets

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CQS's Pappas Sees Opportunity in Loan Dislocations in Bloomberg Briefs

17 October 2019

Nick Pappas, head of credit at CQS LLP based in London, sees opportunities in U.S. loans. Pappas, who helps manage the $17.6 billion of assets that CQS oversaw as of September, spoke to Katherine Doherty on Oct. 17.

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SBAI announces new APAC Committee appointments and progress report

3 October 2019

The APAC Committee of the Standards Board added two new members to the Committee: William Ma, CIO of Noah Holdings (HK) Limited and Brian Pohli, Executive Director of CQS (HK) Limited. CQS is one of the founding members of the SBAI and has been a Signatory to the Standards since 2008.

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AFR highlights Sir Michael Hintze’s approach to ESG investing

23 September 2019

Reporting on the shift towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, The Australian Financial Review (AFR) highlights Sir Michael Hintze’s approach and CQS’s decision to sign on to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) under his leadership.

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