Last updated: 05:38 / Monday, 14 September 2015
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Expands Emerging Markets Debt Investment Team

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Expands Emerging Markets Debt Investment Team
  • Ms Amoa joins as senior portfolio manager on the Local Currency Emerging Markets Debt team. She will be based in London and will report to Didier Lambert
  • Ms Merrill joins as senior credit analyst within the Corporate Debt Emerging Markets team. She will be based in New York and will report to Scott McKee

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Diana Kiluta Amoa and Celina Apóstolo Merrill as part of the Emerging Markets Debt Team within the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Group.

Ms Amoa joins as senior portfolio manager on the Local Currency Emerging Markets Debt team. She will be based in London and will report to Didier Lambert, Lead Portfolio Manager for Local Currency (Rates and FX). In this role, she will partner with Mr Lambert on overall Rates and FX strategy across pooled funds and segregated accounts.

Ms Amoa brings 11 years of industry experience to J.P. Morgan Asset Management; most recently, she was responsible for the CEMEEA Rates Trading business at UBS AG. Previously, she also held positions in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Trading at Societe Generale and Standard Chartered. Ms Amoa began her career at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a Global Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager.

Ms Merrill joins as senior credit analyst within the Corporate Debt Emerging Markets team. She will be based in New York and will report to Scott McKee, Lead Portfolio Manager, EM Corporate Debt. In this role, she will be responsible for fundamental corporate research, valuation and portfolio management related to the corporate debt strategy.

Ms Merrill brings 16 years of industry experience to J.P Morgan Asset Management. Prior to joining the firm, she was the head of EM Corporate Credit at Van Eck Global. Previously, Ms Merrill was a Director of Latin American Corporate bond research at Credit Suisse, and also held positions at TPG Credit Management, Greywolf Capital and Goldman Sachs.

“We are delighted to welcome Diana and Celina. Their strong respective expertise in emerging markets debt further enhances our ongoing commitment to fundamental research as a building block of our investment process,” said Pierre-Yves Bareau, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Emerging Markets Debt, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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