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EM specialist Finisterre expands investment team with hire of ex-JP Morgan man Walker

by

Paul Crean
Finisterre Capital, the $1.6 billion London-headquartered emerging-market total return specialist that is majority-owned by US-based Principal Global Investors, has hired Darren Walker from JP Morgan Chase as the latest step in the expansion of its investment and trading team.

Walker, who was a managing director at the bank, is joining as portfolio manager on the Finisterre Global Opportunity Fund – reporting to Yan Swiderski, a founding partner of Finisterre and the lead portfolio manager on the fund.

At JP Morgan, Walker managed an emerging-markets portfolio with an emphasis on sovereign debt, local rates