The trio of appointments follows the hire of Sudi Mariappa in October to co-head the overall macro and fixed income platform with Jamil Baz, who also acts as GLG’s chief investment strategist.
Mariappa joined from Pimco where he built and ran the firm’s $80bn international fixed income offering, so his focus will be on the fixed income side of the strategy.
Another ex-Pimco man, Kumaran Damodaran has joined Mariappa’s team and will be a portfolio manager focusing on emerging market debt.
Damodaran has worked on absolute return and outperformance portfolios previously and also worked closely with Mariappa in the past.
On the macro side Brian Pinto is to join from the World Bank where he has been for the past 30 years to take on the role of senior macro-economist, specialising in emerging markets.
Finally, Richard Bateson has moved from Man AHL as a senior quantitative analyst and has previously headed up a strategy within AHL trading trend, reversion and value strategies across 150 markets.
Many Roman, CEO of GLG and CEO-designate of Man Group, said: “In a world where mainstream economies and developing markets are increasingly integrated, there are tremendous opportunities for investors who want to take advantage of global capital flows while at the same time leveraging regional themes. As part of a strategic focus on this area, I am pleased to announce further high calibre additions to the macro and fixed income team at GLG.”