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SuperReturn North America
November 12-13, 2024
The Marriott Marquis, Times SquareNew York

Soraya Chabarek
CEO at Manulife | CQS Investment Management


Soraya Chabarek is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manulife | CQS Investment Management. She is a Senior Partner, Chair of the Board of CQS Management Limited and a member of the Board of Manulife Investment Management (Europe) Limited. She is also a member of the Asset Advisory Committee for Multi Asset Credit. Since joining CQS over 12 years ago, Soraya has been instrumental in the transformation of the firm from a hedge fund manager into a multi-sector alternative credit platform. She has led the growth of the Firm’s core credit strategies to reach a broader client base of institutional investors and private wealth channels globally. Soraya is directly involved in shaping the investment platform to provide the best offering to clients. With her extensive experience, she oversees key relationships with the firm’s clients around the world and under her leadership, the firm has won prestigious investment mandates, including with major global public and private pension schemes.

As CEO, Soraya has focused on cultivating the next generation of talent, especially in her role leading the front office investment teams. She has also championed wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, including founding the CQS Women’s Network, and has built multi-year partnerships with charities and organisations that promote youth development.

During her 25+ year career, Soraya has had exposure to a broad range of strategies, including credit, convertibles, global macro, equities, and emerging markets. She is well-known and respected for her ability to provide client-oriented solutions and shape strategies to meet client needs. Soraya began her career at HSBC Private Bank and in 2000, moved to Permal Investment Management in London where she focused on distributing fund of hedge funds across EMEA. As a fluent Arabic speaker, Soraya joined GLG Partners in 2004 as a Principal (and Partner) to build out their Middle Eastern presence. The region became a significant contributor to AUM growth. In 2008, when Greg Coffey joined Moore Europe Capital Management, Soraya joined with him as Head of Marketing for Emerging Macro Strategies and a Partner. Here, she successfully rebuilt the asset base during a difficult period in asset management.

Soraya holds a BA in Economics and Public Administration from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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