Soraya is the Chief Executive Officer of CQS. She is a Senior Partner and serves as a Director on the CQS Board of Directors. She is also a member of the CQS Responsible Investment Governance Committee and the Asset Advisory Committee for Multi Asset Credit. Soraya joined CQS in 2013 and in her capacity as Global Head of Distribution has been responsible for growing assets and leading CQS’ global sales team to build long-term partnerships with investors.
During her career, Soraya has had exposure to a broad range of fund strategies including global macro, equities, emerging markets, credit and convertibles. She began her career at HSBC Private Bank and then in 2000 moved to Permal Investment Management in London where she focused on distributing fund of hedge funds across the EMEA region. A fluent Arabic speaker, Soraya joined GLG Partners in 2004 as a Principal to build out their Middle Eastern presence. In 2008, Soraya joined Moore Europe Capital Management as Head of Marketing for the Emerging Macro Strategies. Here she successfully re-built the asset base during one of the more trying periods in the industry.
Soraya holds a BA in Economics and Public Administration from Royal Holloway, University of London.