(Frankfurt, Zurich, London) - Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc ('Aviva'), has expanded its emerging market debt team (EMD), with the hire of Carmen Altenkirch as a Sovereign Analyst. In this newly-created London-based role, she reports to Liam Spillane, Head of Emerging Market Debt.
Altenkirch, who has over 10 years of experience analysing fundamental drivers of emerging market countries, will largely focus on frontier economies, with a broader remit across the investable EMD universe. She will work closely with hard-currency fund managers Aaron Grehan and Michael McGill. Altenkirch worked previously at AXA Investment Managers and Fitch Ratings.
Commenting on the appointment, Liam Spillane said:
"We are very pleased to welcome Carmen to the team. Her appointment brings a wealth of experience and credibility to our fundamental based sovereign analysis process and we are confident that her skills will improve our investment outcomes. We see attractive investment opportunities in frontier markets and this addition to the team accelerates our capabilities and demonstrates the firm's commitment to the EMD asset class as an important building block of its fixed income business."
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