William Blair Investment Management has strengthened its specialist emerging market debt team with a new portfolio manager.
Johnny Chen has joined the firm from NN Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for Asian rates and currencies on the Pan-Asian and Global Emerging Market Debt portfolios.
In his new role at William Blair IM Chen will focus on Asian sovereign debt markets.
This announcement comes after William Blair IM appointed a specialist EMD team, led by Marcelo Assalin and Marco Ruijer, at the start of the year.
Assalin, head of emerging markets debt at William Blair Investment Management, said: "[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."