JP Morgan scoops Bank of England luminary

World currenciesJP Morgan Asset Management has recruited a senior portfolio manager from the Bank of England (BoE) as global rates portfolio manager.

Swantje Boulderstone, who spent seven years as senior reserves portfolio manager in the BoE’s foreign exchange division, will work across the firm’s range of multi-currency government bond portfolios.

The firm chose Boulderstone for the newly created position due to her expertise in managing foreign currency hedged strategies and bond issues, a spokesperson said. The “unprecedented” influence of global central banks on the direction of bond yields in recent years made her experience especially valuable.

Boulderstone also previously worked in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s treasury market policy group and Fitch’s European structured finance arm.

Recent months have seen a number of individuals with public sector and governmental expertise join the ranks of asset managers.

In January, AXA IM appointed Laurence Boone, former special adviser to French President François Hollande on economic and financial affairs, to the position of chief economist.

In December, Pimco announced the creation of a global advisory board chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. Members include former UK prime minister Gordon Brown, former Singapore Investment Corporation chief investment officer (CIO) Ng Kok Song and former European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet.

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