EMD in focus for First State’s Williamson at Stockholm event

Helene Williamson, head of Emerging Market Debt at First State Investments, is set to contribute to the discussion at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Sweden in Stockholm on 7 May.

Williamson has overall responsibility for the management of all Emerging Markets Debt portfolios at FSI.

Prior to joining in September 2011, she worked at F&C Asset Management as head of Emerging Markets Debt for 16 years. In this position, Williamson managed F&C’s Emerging Markets Debt Sicav (which received a 5-star rating from Morningstar) from 1997 to August 2011, and built the emerging markets debt team’s investment process through which assets under management increased substantially.

Other roles have included working for Bankers Trust Company in New York in emerging market lending, restructuring and portfolio management, as well as holding the role of senior trader based in London.

Williamson holds a Licence en Lettres from the University of Lausanne, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School. She is fluent in French, German and Spanish.


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