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Standard Life Investments bolsters global fixed income team

Standard Life Investments has bolstered its global fixed income team with the appointment of Christopher Heckscher as senior vice president of US credit.

Heckscher joins from Wellington Management, where he covered investment grade and high yield for 14 years.

Based in the group’s Boston office, Heckscher will report to head of US credit and head of global high yield Erlend Lochen and will be responsible for covering US high yield and will also work with the US equities team to widen the coverage of US investment grade issuers.

His appointment was the first since Lochen was charged with extending Standard Life Investments’ European high yield process into a global offering.

Lochen says: “As our first credit hire in the US, Christopher brings a great deal of experience in the US creditmarkets – both in high yield and investment grade – and will provide local knowledge and insights as we seek to build our US team further.”

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