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Tosca signs up former BlackRock man Bourrier

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Toscafund Asset Management, the London-based group headed by Martin Hughes, has announced a major new hire with the appointment of Alain Bourrier, former managing director and head of emerging markets at BlackRock.

As of July 1, Bourrier became a partner at Toscafund and portfolio manager for the Tosca Asia / Africa fund group, joining the existing team of Hughes, Tom Brooks and Rob Sheward.

At BlackRock, Bourrier was responsible for the investment process and product portfolio of the global emerging markets team and managed various funds including the BGF Emerging Europe Fund (rated AAA by Standard & Poor's and