BNY Mellon Fixed Income Manager Sees Broader Opportunities
LONDON & NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 — Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, the fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Asset Management, has named Rosa E. Velasquez to the new position of analyst of emerging market corporate debt.
Velasquez, who is based in Boston, reports to Dr. Alexander Kozhemiakin, managing director and the head of the emerging markets team.
"Rosa Velasquez will play a key role as we continue to grow our emerging market investment strategies," said Kozhemiakin. "Rosa has considerable experience in corporate emerging market debt. We are beginning to add corporate debt to our dollar-denominated emerging market bond portfolios and to our total emerging market strategy, which also includes equities and sovereign/quasi-sovereign debt in dollars as well as various local currencies."
Assets under management for Standish's emerging market debt strategies are more than $11 billion in dedicated portfolios. The dedicated emerging markets team has grown from its base in Boston to leverage research capabilities with investment professionals at overseas affiliates in London and Singapore.
"Standish has a history of organically expanding its research effort to explore less efficient and developing assets classes," said David Leduc, chief investment officer of Standish. "Expanding our capabilities in corporate emerging market debt should create opportunities for dedicated emerging market portfolios as well as U.S. and global multi-sector strategies."
Velasquez had been vice president and Latin America credit strategist in the emerging markets fixed income research group for Morgan Stanley and also had worked in the fixed income groups of Columbia Management Group and Barclays Capital. She was awarded a bachelor's degree by the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, with more than $80 billion of assets under management, provides investment management services across a broad spectrum of fixed income asset classes. These include corporate credit (investment-grade and high-yield), emerging markets debt (dollar-denominated and local currency), core / core plus and opportunistic (U.S. and global) strategies. Standish also offers full service capabilities in Insurance and Global Workout Solutions. The firm also includes assets managed by Standish personnel acting as dual officers of The Dreyfus Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon.
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