UK - Jonathan Mann has left Standard Asset Managment after just over a year to take up a post as director of emerging market debt at F&C.
Mann joined Standard AM in 2004 when the team headed up by John Cleary moved from Invesco.
Mann managed Latin American and Asian bond assets totalling US$1.5bn at Standard.
In his new role, Mann will report to Helene Williamson (pictured), head of emerging debt at F&C, and will manage more than $2.8bn in emerging debt assets.
Commenting on the appointment, Williamson said it would help build on the firm’s “strong emerging debt capability”.
Williamson added: “Emerging debt has been a key growth area for us and we anticipate further expansion as pension funds and insurance companies look to diversify beyond the mainstream asset classes.
“Jonathan is an experienced investor and his recruitment is a clear demonstration that F&C is committed to investing in its emerging debt business.”
Mann began his career in 1992 as an economist with CRU International, a supplier of forecasting and consultancy service to the metals industry, before moving to GT Asset Management (now INVESCO Perpetual) in 1995.
After three years working as an economist he moved into a portfolio management role in their emerging debt team.
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