Fixed income manager Western Asset Management has announced Jonathan Baird will join the firm in the newly created role of investment specialist and client executive.
Mr Baird joins the company from UBS Asset Management, where he was an investment specialist in the company’s Australian fixed income team, prior to which he worked at Zenith Investment Partners.
In his new role, Mr Baird will be responsible for managing client interests across the company’s fund range, looking at both Australian and global strategies.
“We have created this role in response to the increased level of interests for our bond funds,” said Western Asset Australia head Anthony Kirkham.
“In this low interest world investors are keen to construct a well-diversified and balanced portfolio and to utilise best of breed fixed income strategies. Jonathan has the experience and expertise to work with clients in this regard.”
The non-executive director will retire after 12 years on the company’s board. ...