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Investec hires fixed income specialist

Investec has appointed Peter Eerdmans as emerging markets portfolio manager in its global fixed income team.

Based in Cape Town, Eerdmans will be responsible for expanding the emerging market fixed income capability at Investec.

Eerdmans joins after four years at Watson Wyatt where he was a senior investment consultant responsible for UK and European fixed income as well as emerging market debt research.

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