NN IP bolsters EMD team

NN Investment Partners has appointed Yvette Babb from JP Morgan to its EMD team.

London based Babb held the role of chief economist & strategist Sub-Saharan Africa, and before that held a similar role at Standard Bank in Johannesburg in South Africa.

In her new role, Babb will focus on frontier market analysis and portfolio management, including both hard and local currencies, and work with Marco Ruijer, lead portfolio manager EMD Hard Currency and lead portfolio manager Frontier Market Debt, and Lewis Jones, lead portfolio manager EMD Local Currency, and their teams.

Marcelo Assalin, head of EMD at NN IP, said the appointment marked out the manager’s desire to “play in this space”. Currently the NN IP EMD boutique claims AUM of some $10bn (€8bn).

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