BlueBay appoints emerging markets specialist Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya BlueBayBlueBay Asset Management, a specialist fixed income manager, has appointed Soumyanshu Bhattacharya as institutional portfolio manager for the emerging markets sovereign team. Based at BlueBay’s headquarters in London, Bhattacharya will focus on maintaining and enhancing relationships with clients and prospective clients of BlueBay’s emerging market debt team, which comprises 34 investment professionals. Bhattacharya says that there are increasing opportunities for BlueBay in the emerging market debt space, as investors seek alternative investment opportunities in the low yield environment. “A strong, in-depth understanding of investing in emerging markets is necessary to capitalise on the multiple opportunities in this sector,” he adds. Bhattacharya has ten year’s experience in fixed income and was most recently a client portfolio manager in the emerging market debt team at JP Morgan Asset Management. Prior to this he worked at Deutsche Bank in the debt capital markets origination team. BlueBay manages over $59.1 billion (€53.5 billion) for institutions and high-net worth individuals, as at March 31, 2015. ©2015 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.