Loomis, Sayles & Company announced the addition of Esty Dwek as emerging markets global strategist. She is based in the company’s London office and reports to both Peter Marber, head of emerging markets and Christine Kenny, co-managing director of the Loomis Sayles London office.
In this newly created role, Esty is responsible for analyzing emerging market (EM) trends and formulating broad EM country and asset allocation recommendations. As a member of the EM team, Esty will liaise with sell-side analysts, consultants, prospects and existing clients.
“I’m very pleased Esty has joined our team – we worked together previously and I think she is a thoughtful, skilled investor and communicator,” said Peter Marber.
Loomis Sayles has been managing emerging markets assets for over 20 years. Total firm-wide emerging markets assets totaled $16.2 billion, with approximately $8.3 billion in hard currency and $7.9 billion in local currency, as of December 31, 2014.
In 2014, Loomis Sayles announced three new EM portfolio management additions; Joshua Demasi and Michael McDonough were named EM equity portfolio managers in July; Elisabeth Colleran joined the team as EM fixed income portfolio manager in April.
Before joining Loomis Sayles, Esty was an investment strategist in the private bank at HSBC for nearly six years in London. Previously, Esty attended HSBC Private Bank’s graduate program in London, Geneva, New York and Singapore. She earned a BA from Princeton University and holds the CISI accreditation.