CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Babson Capital, a leading global asset management firm with over $198 billion in assets under management, has added 12 new investment professionals to the firm’s emerging market investment team, completing a team expansion that began in the fall of 2013.
Last October, the firm hired Ricardo Adrogue and Brigitte Posch to spearhead its new emerging market debt team under the leadership of Russ Morrison, Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income. The team is now fully staffed and integrated with Babson Capital’s fixed income investment teams in the U.S. and Europe. “Our global credit research team consists of seasoned investment professionals with deep expertise that spans the full credit spectrum,” said Morrison. “Adding a robust emerging market component to our platform supports our efforts to bring comprehensive, multi-credit solutions to our clients.”
“We believe our emerging market debt platform is unique in the industry,” said Tom Finke, Babson Capital’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The integration of our investment teams across markets and geographies, along with an investment process that combines local debt and sovereign strategies with bottom-up credit analysis and top-down macro insights, provide us with a truly holistic view of the emerging markets. This enables us to identify the most attractive relative value opportunities as they arise.”
Babson Capital recently launched two emerging market debt funds in Europe, and plans to expand its offerings over the near term.
About Babson Capital
Babson Capital is a leading global asset management firm with over $198 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2014. Through proprietary research, analysis and a focus on investment fundamentals, the firm and its global subsidiaries develop products and strategies that leverage its broad expertise in global fixed income, structured products, middle market finance, commercial real estate, alternatives and equities. Babson Capital maintains a strong global footprint, with operations on four continents and clients in over 20 countries. Babson Capital is a member of the MassMutual Financial Group. Learn more at www.babsoncapital.com.