Stephen Thariyan was born in Hampshire, England, in 1966. He studied accountancy at the University of Newcastle before embarking on his career as a trainee accountant at Ernst & Young. He moved to Chevron Corporation as a senior auditor in 1991, before joining Gulf Oil as a business and economic advisor. In 1996, Stephen became director and senior analyst in fixed income credit research at NatWest Markets, and three years later he joined Rogge Global Partners. He assumed the position of head of credit at Henderson, in 2007, and adopts an active investment style with sufficient diversification to ensure liquidity and mitigation of downside risk. He uses bond futures to manage duration and acknowledges that different forms of strategy with in the fund have proved worthy contributors during different terms. Outside of fund management, Stephen lists his interests as golf, shooting, skiing and cinema.