Threadneedle boosts fixed income team by hiring Acadian’s John Peta

Threadneedle has appointed senior fund manager John Peta to co-lead the firm’s emerging market debt team, with Henry Stipp. Peta reports to Jim Cielinski, Threadneedle’s head of fixed income.

Peta joins Threadneedle from Boston-based Acadian Asset Management, where he was head of emerging market debt, having joined the firm in 2007. He has more than 20 years’ experience in fixed income and sovereign analysis, and has extensive expertise in EM local currency debt covering over 30 countries including frontier markets.

Cielinski said Peta brings specialist expertise, “particularly in local currency debt (which) significantly enhances the experience of the team. We look forward to his contribution to our culture of collaboration, discussion and debate.”

Peta and Stipp will also lead the eight-strong emerging market macro-economic strategy group, which formulates EM investment strategy across a range of Threadneedle’s fixed income products. Threadneedle manages €2.2bn in emerging market debt.

Peta’s is the latest in a series appointments. In April this year Cielinski announced a restructuring designed to “enhance collaboration and integration across the fixed income platform and to better respond to changing market dynamics”.

In June this year Clifford Lau joined as head of Asia Pacific fixed income based in Singapore; in July Zara Kazaryan was appointed as fund manager on the emerging market corporate debt desk in London. Threadneedle has also appointed Mindaugas Lepeska as an emerging markets analyst.

Other appointments include: Tammie Chan, as a fund manager principally focusing on investment grade insurance funds; Ryan Staszewski, formerly of JP Morgan, who joins as a corporate credit analyst within the Investment Grade team; and James Waters, formerly of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, who joins as fixed income specialist.

Threadneedle manages over €35.8bn in fixed income assets (as at 30 June 2012).

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