Institutional Portfolio Manager - Emerging Market Debt (EMD)

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
22 Nov 2022
21 Jan 2023
Industry Sector
Asset Management
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time

The EMD Institutional Portfolio Manager is an integral member of the Emerging Market Debt investment team.  The role is responsible for ensuring the alignment of investment process and implementation to appropriate client expectations.  She/he represents the investment team through direct engagement with clients, prospects, and third parties, providing transparency and understanding of investment philosophy, process, and portfolio strategy.  The IPM also provides insight to the investment team regarding marketplace trends and competitive environment.  She/he serves as an investment leader with internal MFS stakeholders to shape and deliver market narrative, share portfolio strategy, and collaborate in executing strategic initiatives. 


Principal Responsibilities

  •  Integrate into EMD investment team with a strong level of credibility and respect
  • Contribute to the ongoing enhancement and execution of the EMD investment process to ensure alignment with appropriate client expectations and industry best practices
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of ongoing EMD investment outlook, portfolio strategy, and portfolio holdings
  • Monitor marketplace trends and competitive environment, providing ongoing insight to investment team and organizational stakeholders
  • Maintain strong partnerships and proactively collaborate with MFS distribution teams to frame and articulate investment narratives, develop investment collateral, publish thought leadership, and serve as an EMD SME to promote organizational initiatives
  • Represent EMD investment team in direct engagement with clients, prospects, third parties, and the broader marketplace; provide highly credible economic, market, investment philosophy & process, and portfolio strategy transparency
  • Contribute to Fixed Income IPM team and broader Department strategic priorities and promotion of best practices across the fixed income investment platform



  •  Minimum of 3 years direct experience engaging with Emerging Market Debt markets and investment process
  • Knowledge of generalized fixed income investment markets and global macroeconomic frameworks
  • Strong written and verbal investment communication skills, with capability to tailor engagement across constituencies with diverse levels of investment knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated history of strong teamwork, collaborative partnerships, proactive organizational engagement, and successful execution of multi-faceted initiatives
  • Masters or other advanced degree and/or CFA is preferred
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