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Global Credit Research Team Build

Our client manages c$55bn in Fixed Income, managing money for investors globally across asset classes and across the maturity spectrum.


Blackwood worked closely with the CIO and Head of Research to add senior credit resource to the team. A particular emphasis was placed on finding candidates who had experience of covering US high yield issuers to help develop their research capabilities in this area. The existing team had previously covered European credits in investment grade, high yield and selective emerging markets. Going forward the research team would be responsible for covering global credits across the investment spectrum.

Search Process

This was a global search focused on buyside and sellside candidates. Candidates needed to have circa ten years’ experience either in high yield or looking across the investment spectrum.


Nine analysts were hired: five Global credit analysts and two US high yield analysts were appointed. Three candidates relocated from the US. In addition, two sovereign analysts were hired.

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