Bob Michele is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities group at JP Morgan Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a degree in classical languages and embarked on his professional career as a portfolio analyst with Bankers Trust. In 1985 he began an eight-year stint with Brown Brothers Harriman, the oldest partnership bank in America, as a deputy fund manager. Michele took on the role of head of US fixed income when he joined Credit Suisse First Boston Investment Management in 1993 and became managing director of BlackRock two years later. He then joined Schroders, where he headed up the fixed income team before moving to JP Morgan in 2008. Michele is a CFA Charterholder and away from the office, he enjoys golf and reading.