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Babson expands into emerging market debt

Babson Capital Management has appointed Ricardo Adrogue and Brigitte Posch to lead the firm’s new Emerging Market Debt investment team. 

Adrogue joins Babson Capital from Cabezon Investment Group, where he was a Member and Emerging Market Fixed Income portfolio manager. Prior to joining Cabezon, he was lead portfolio manager for several emerging market debt strategies at Wellington Asset Management. Posch joins Babson Capital from PIMCO, where she was Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Market Corporates.

Adrogue, based in Boston, will head the team and oversee portfolio management activities for sovereign and local currency strategies. Posch, based in London, will lead and head portfolio management activities for all emerging market corporate debt strategies. The new team will report to Russ Morrison, Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income for Babson Capital.

Babson Capital has deep expertise in fundamental bottom-up credit analysis, and serves an institutional client base in 20 countries. The creation of its new Emerging Market Debt investment team aligns with the firm’s strategic initiative to grow its global footprint and provide global and multi-asset investment offerings to its clients. 

“Expanding our already robust global fixed income platform to include an emerging market debt capability builds on our firm’s core strengths, and supports our strategy of providing customized investment solutions for our clients,” says Tom Finke, Babson Capital’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The firm plans additional hires in the coming months as it builds out its new Emerging Market Debt investment team.

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