Baring Asset Management makes senior appointments
11 June 2013
News, Asia, United Kingdom, Emerging Markets
By Asia Asset Management
Baring Asset Management announced on Monday (June 10) the appointment of Staffan Lindfeldt as head of global emerging market equities and Isabelle Alexander as an investment manager in the global emerging market equities team. Mr. Lindfeldt started on Monday, reporting to Tim Scholefield, head of equities. Ms. Alexander starts on June 12 and will report to Mr. Lindfeldt. Both will be based in London.
Mr. Lindfeldt is responsible for leading and managing the global emerging market (GEM) equities team and will be the lead investment manager on several of the GEM portfolios including mutual funds and segregated portfolios, subject to regulatory approval.
Mr. Lindfeldt has over 13 years’ investment experience in GEM equities. He joins Barings from Handelsbanken Asset Management in Stockholm where he had been chief portfolio manager for GEM since 2006.
Ms. Alexander will be an investment manager assisting with the management of the GEM portfolios, alongside William Palmer. She has seven years’ investment experience and was previously portfolio manager at Pictet Asset Management in the GEM team.
Tim Scholefield, head of equities, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Staffan and Isabelle to Barings. Global emerging market equities is an area where we have a long investment history and where we expect to see very strong long-term growth. It is therefore important that we offer our clients a compelling investment proposition in this asset class. With the addition of Staffan and Isabelle to our investment team, and the deep experience that they bring with them, we are confident of providing a competitive and exciting GEMs product.”
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