Steve is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager for the IA Clarington Emerging Markets Bond Fund, sub-advised by PineBridge Investments. He joined PineBridge in 2007 and is Co-Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income. He oversees the firm’s emerging markets strategies and all aspects of research, portfolio management, trading and marketing for emerging markets corporate debt. He is a member of PineBridge’s Emerging Market Debt Investment Committee and the Fixed Income Asset Allocation team.
Steve’s investment experience includes emerging markets corporate strategist and research roles for Commerzbank AG, ABN Amro, West LB and Barclays, covering and analyzing Asian, Latin American and EMEA/CIS corporate markets. He began his career in 1992 with Barclays as a credit risk manager focusing on Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Steve’s approach is defined by fundamental-driven asset allocation and intensive, bottom-up credit research and security selection. He believes that recognizing and capitalizing on opportunities in emerging markets requires an agile, active approach that adapts to changing conditions, while remaining firmly anchored to the objectives of his fund. Steve’s rigorous credit and country analysis considers multiple factors, including fundamentals, valuations, technicals, regional themes, macro events and credit events. His goal is to help income-seeking investors overcome the limitations of traditional, domestic fixed income.