Schroders has beefed up its fixed income team with the appointment of four senior professionals to develop its business in the Emerging Market Debt Relative Return sector.

James Barrineau has joined the New York office this week as Head of Latin American Fixed Income and Co-Head of EMD Relative (with Rajeev de Mello, Head of Asian Fixed Income), reporting to Karl Dasher, Global Head of Fixed Income. Also, Fernando Grisales has joined as a senior portfolio manager and Alec Moseley as a senior portfolio manager and sovereign research analyst. They both report to Barrineau.

The trio joins from Ice Canyon, a California-based global investment management firm specializing in emerging markets and global credit investment strategies. Previously, they worked together at Alliance Bernstein where they shared responsibility for managing more than US$15 Billion in EMD relative return strategies.

In addition, Chris Tackney has joined the firm joins as senior portfolio manager, Emerging Market Corporate Bond, reporting to Wes Sparks, Head of US Fixed Income. Previously, Tackney was an Asia Credit Trader at Credit Suisse.

"We are extremely pleased that Jim, Fernando, Alec and Chris have joined us to grow the business in the EMD relative return sector, which is a long-term strategic objective for the fixed income business,” stated Karl Dasher, Global Head of Fixed Income.

Schroders Fixed Income team of nearly 100 investment professionals globally manage in excess of $66.5 billion as of March 31, 2012.

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