Brandywine Global Investment Management (BGIM), a subsidiary of Legg Mason has announced the appointment of Chen Zhao as co-director Global Macro Research as of January 2015.
Zhao will work alongside Francis Scotland, both Zhao and Scotland have previously worked as global chief strategists for BCA Research Group. Zhao has been in charge of investment strategies for China and emerging markets. Prior to that, he was professor at the Beijing Central University of Finance and Economics and has acted as an adivsor to various chinese government bodies.
„Chen Zhao is a veritable rock star when it comes to macro economic research“ says Scotland. „He is well known for his proactive, always practically oriented bottom-up line when looking at macro level economics and markets, I am delighted to work together with him“ he says.