Global active manager MFS Investment Management has hired former BlackRock managing director and fixed income portfolio manager Owen Murfin.
Mr Murfin joins MFS Investment Management’s fixed income team in London after 15 years at BlackRock as a fixed income portfolio manager and, subsequently, managing director.
In his new role, he will work with MFS clients on global credit and aggregate strategies, according to a statement by the firm.
In his previous position, he oversaw BlackRock’s fundamental fixed income business that spanned across government, aggregate, credit and investment mandates, and, before that, spent five years as a portfolio manager and credit analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Mr Murfin will report to MFS director of fixed income for Europe Pilar Gomez-Bravo, who said the role was “integral” to growing the firm’s fixed income business outside of the US.
“Owen is an accomplished fixed income investor with an exemplary reputation,” said Ms Gomez-Bravo.
“His particular expertise and experience in global fixed income will complement and strengthen our existing team, and I look forward to working with him.”
Mr Murfin said it was a “unique opportunity” to join MFS. “In today’s world of low returns, increased regulation and growing market complexity, fixed income investors need more support than ever before,” he said.
“I believe my portfolio management experience will be extremely valuable in helping our clients navigate these challenges.”
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