Man Group Plc’s (EMG) GLG hedge-fund division has hired a Pacific Investment Management Co. trader and a senior adviser at the World Bank as it expands products focused on bonds, emerging markets and macro-economic trends.

Pimco’s Kumaran Damodaran joins GLG as a portfolio manager trading emerging-market fixed income, London-based Man Group said in a statement today. The World Bank’s Brian Pinto was hired as a senior macro-economist who will also focus on emerging markets, GLG said. Man Group also named two co-heads of a newly combined macro and fixed-income arm at GLG.

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