GLG adds to macro and fixed income team

GLG, the discretionary investment manager of Man Group plc has announced a number of senior hires to its macro and fixed income team, as part of a strategy to expand the two business lines.

Kumaran Damodaran joins Sudi from PIMCO as a Portfolio Manager focusing on emerging markets within GLG’s fixed income platform.

Brian Pinto will join from the World Bank to take on the role of senior macro-economist, specialising in emerging markets.

Richard Bateson joins from Man AHL as a Senior Quantitative Analyst. He currently heads a strategy within AHL which trades trend, reversion and value strategies across over 150 markets.

The overall macro and fixed income platform will be co-headed by Jamil Baz and Sudi Mariappa, who joined GLG from PIMCO in October.
Baz also acts as GLG’s chief investment strategist.

“In a world where mainstream economies and developing markets are increasingly integrated, there are tremendous opportunities for investors who want to take advantage of global capital flows while at the same time leveraging regional themes. As part of a strategic focus on this area, I am pleased to announce further high calibre additions to the macro and fixed income team at GLG,” said Manny Roman, chief executive of GLG.

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