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F&C strengthens emerging markets team with hedge fund hire

F&C has further strengthened its emerging markets team by appointing Claire Franklin as an analyst bringing the total desk strength to 14.

Franklin joins from London-based hedge fund Sloane Robinson Investment Management and will be responsible for sectors within the Eastern Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) region.

Franklin will report to F&C head of emerging equities Jeff Chowdhry who said: “This hire completes the re-building of the emerging market equity team which began earlier this year.”

“Since then, F&C has hired Urban Larson from Barings to head up Latin America and Gareth Morgan from Shell Pensions as a fund manager covering Russia and Latin America. F&C has 14 investment professionals focused on emerging markets including Asia.”


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