BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay) has appointed Timothy Ash to the newly created role of emerging markets senior sovereign strategist in the emerging market debt team.
Ash will be based in London and report to David Dowsett, partner and co-head of Emerging Markets.
He will work with Graham Stock, also emerging markets senior sovereign strategist, and the analyst team in shaping investment views, as well as identifying risks and opportunities at a sovereign macro level across BlueBay’s emerging market strategies.
Ash joins BlueBay from Nomura where he was head of CEEMEA Credit Strategy. Prior to that, he has held roles of head of EM Research at ICBC-Standard Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Bear Sterns.
Commenting Ash’s appointment, Dowsett said: “Global macro political and economic events are increasingly impacting developments in emerging markets. Our belief is that this trend will persist in the coming years, which can create investment opportunities, but requires more rigorous integration of these factors in investment decision making.
“Tim’s first class experience in this area enhances our capabilities to ensure we continue to deliver investment performance across our emerging market strategies for our clients.”
Timothy Ash added, “[BlueBay] nimbleness in ensuring they are resourced and positioned appropriately to capture the shift in market dynamics is attractive. This is an interesting time for emerging markets and BlueBay is well positioned to capitalise on it.”
BlueBay managed total assets of $50bn (€46.8bn) as of 31 December 2016.