James Syme and Paul Wimborne, emerging market fund managers at Barings, are leaving the firm for JO Hambro Capital Management.
The hire at JOHCM comes ahead of the launch of a new emerging markets fund later this year.
JOHCM has stressed that the core approach of the new fund will differ from the existing JOHCM emerging markets fund.
The fund was launched in April 2010 and is currently managed by Emery Brewer and Ivo Kovachev.
Wimborne’s previous role was as an investment manager in the global emerging markets equity team, where he has worked since 2006.
Syme also worked with Wimborne on the emerging markets fund before becoming the head of Barings’s global emerging markets equity team in 2008.