NN IP appoints Lewis Jones as Lead Portfolio Manager EMD Local Currency

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has announced the appointment of Lewis Jones as Lead Portfolio Manager Emerging Market Debt (EMD) Local Currency strategies.

In this capacity, Jones will be responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management activities of all EMD local currency portfolios. Jones is based in New York and will continue to report to Marcelo Assalin who is Head of the EMD boutique of NN IP.

Within NN IP’s EMD Team, Jones will be supported by Senior Portfolio Manager Daniel Wood (based in The Hague, focusing on the EEMEA region), Portfolio Manager Johnny Chen (based in Singapore, focusing on the Asia region) and by Portfolio Implementation Manager Annika Wong (based in The Hague). In addition to his Lead Portfolio Management responsibilities, Jones will continue covering the Latin America region.

Jones joined NN IP in August 2016 as Senior Portfolio Manager EMD Local Currency based in New York. He has 13 years of relevant experience in Emerging Market Debt. He joined NN IP from the EMD department of BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, based in Boston, where he was a Portfolio Manager for EMD. Furthermore, he has previous work experience with State Street Global Advisors and Aviva Investors in London and Boston.

Marcelo Assalin, Head of Emerging Market Debt at NN Investment Partners: “We are very pleased to appoint Lewis as Lead Portfolio Manager EMD Local Currency strategies. Since he joined NN IP in August 2016, he has been instrumental in the strong performance as well as the business development of our EMD Local Currency portfolios.”

Jones holds a bachelor degree from the University of Alberta School of Business in Canada, is a CFA charter holder and holds the FRM designation.

Jones is part of NN IP’s EMD boutique, consisting of 19 investment professionals. The boutique currently manages approximately USD 10 billion* across the full EMD spectrum. NN IP’s EMD capabilities are built on the company’s extensive experience in EMD investing and its heritage in emerging markets.

*As of end December 2017