William Blair Investment Management has confirmed the appointment of an addition to its Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) team, with Johnny Chen joining as a portfolio manager.
Chen joins William Blair from NN Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for Asian rates and currencies for the company's pan-Asian and Global Emerging Market Debt portfolios. He previously worked at ING Investment Management.
In his new role, Chen will focus on Asian sovereign debt markets. The appointment further strengthens William Blair's emerging markets debt investment capabilities, and follows the appointment of a specialist EMD team, led by Marcelo Assalin, CFA, and Marco Ruijer, CFA, in January 2020.
Marcelo Assalin, head of Emerging Markets Debt at William Blair Investment Management commented: "Chen's extensive experience and insights into Asian sovereign debt markets will be invaluable as we develop our offering and seek to deliver alpha for clients."