BlueBay adds to research team with China expert

ResearchBlueBay Asset Management is the latest fund company to bolster its research team with a Chinese economic specialist. The firm has hired Zhenbo Hou to join its emerging markets department in London, where he will develop a sovereign outlook for China. In a statement, the company said Hou's “deep knowledge of the political and economic landscape will prove invaluable”. “Zhenbo will work closely with our existing team of emerging market strategists and support in monitoring other Asian credits,” said David Dowsett, co-head of emerging markets. Hou joins from Bank of China, where he was a senior officer for macroeconomic research. ©2017 funds global asia

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