Monday, January 26, 2015

Loomis Sayles Adds Investment Strategist to Emerging Markets Team

BOSTON & LONDON - Monday, January 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Loomis, Sayles & Company today announced the addition of Esty Dwek as emerging markets global strategist. She is based in the company’s London office and reports to both Peter Marber, head of emerging markets and Christine Kenny, co-managing director of the Loomis Sayles London office.

In this newly created role, Esty is responsible for analyzing emerging market (EM) trends and formulating broad EM country and asset allocation recommendations. As a member of the EM team, Esty will liaise with sell-side analysts, consultants, prospects and existing clients.

“I’m very pleased Esty has joined our team – we worked together previously and I think she is a thoughtful, skilled investor and communicator,” said Peter Marber.

“Esty joining our London team deepens our scope within the European investment and investor communities, further strengthening our reach and capabilities as a global firm,” said Christine Kenny.

Loomis Sayles has been managing emerging markets assets for over 20 years. Total firm-wide emerging markets assets totaled $16.2 billion, with approximately $8.3 billion in hard currency and $7.9 billion in local currency, as of December 31, 2014.

In 2014, Loomis Sayles announced three new EM portfolio management additions; Joshua Demasi and Michael McDonough were named EM equity portfolio managers in July; Elisabeth Colleran joined the team as EM fixed income portfolio manager in April.

Before joining Loomis Sayles, Esty was an investment strategist in the private bank at HSBC for nearly six years in London. Previously, Esty attended HSBC Private Bank’s graduate program in London, Geneva, New York and Singapore. She earned a BA from Princeton University and holds the CISI accreditation.

About Loomis Sayles

Since 1926, Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. has served the investment needs of institutional and mutual fund clients. As performance-driven investors seeking exceptional opportunities, Loomis Sayles employs actively managed disciplines that combine fundamental research, systematic risk assessment and experienced portfolio management. This rich tradition has earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of clients worldwide, for whom it manages $230.2 billion in assets as of December 31, 2014.



Loomis, Sayles & Company

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