Paul McNamara is an Investment Director, and is the lead manager on emerging market bond and currency long only and hedge fund strategies. McNamara joined GAM following its acquisition of the fixed income and foreign exchange specialist, Augustus, in May 2009, where he started managing most of the funds he runs to date. McNamara joined Augustus (then Julius Baer Investments Limited) in 1997 from the Export Credits Guarantee department of the UK Government Economic Service, where he was an economist. He began his career as a lecturer. McNamara holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is based in London.
The fund invests primarily in bonds issued by debtors in emerging markets and/or which are denominated in or pegged to the respective local currency. Particular attention is currently paid to ensuring a broad diversification of currencies. The fund is suitable for investors with a high risk tolerance as an additional basis in a globally diversified portfolio. The additional diversification effect results, in particular, from the low correlation to the global equity markets.
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