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Baring Asset Management Appoints Emerging Markets Fixed Income Director

Devina Shah

6 October 2010

Baring Asset Management has appointed Thanasis Petronikolos as a director in the emerging markets fixed income and currency team, as it moves to expand its EM offerings.

Petronikolos will be responsible for managing exposure across the firm to emerging market debt and currencies, including managing the new Baring Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency Fund which has assets under management totalling $267 million.

Petronikolos was previously a fund manager at RAB Capital, responsible for investment decisions for the emerging market debt and currencies component of the RAB Emerging Market Opportunities Fund. Prior to this he held roles managing emerging market debt at Avebury Asset Management and Rothschild Asset Management.

Petronikolos will be based in London and will report to Alan Wilde, head of fixed income and currency at BAM.