Derek is a Director and CEO of FTGP. Derek has been managing global portfolios with a focus on fixed income for
20 years. Prior to joining First Trust in Europe in 2011, Derek was founder and principal of a boutique fixed income manager in Paris managing global bond funds. Derek joined Aberdeen Asset Management after leaving university and spent 12 years with the firm holding positions as Head of Asian Fixed Income in Singapore and Head of Global Fixed Income strategies in London. At First Trust he is responsible for development and distribution of actively managed and smart beta strategies.