HSBC Asset Management expands Emerging Markets Debt Investment team

HSBC Asset Management has appointed Caroline Keany as a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) investment team.

Based in London, Caroline joined on 6 September and reports to Bryan Carter, Head of Global Emerging Market Debt. In her new role, Caroline will join Julio Obeso as co-manager of all the firm’s EM corporate debt strategies, following the successful growth of its EM corporate and green bond assets.

With over 20 years’ experience, Caroline joins from EMSO Asset Management, where she held several roles. Most recently, she was Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner responsible for directing a team of analysts and leading EM corporate debt investments for the firm’s total return hedge funds. Caroline’s previous investment roles were as a Portfolio Manager at Dillon Read Capital Management (now UBS Securities) and as a credit analyst at Moore Capital.


Commenting on the appointment, Bryan Carter said: “Caroline has an exceptional background in managing EM corporate debt investments, both investment grade and high yield - particularly in alpha-generating hedge fund strategies. Her knowledge and experience will be essential in enabling our clients to explore the many opportunities that investing in EMD brings.”


Caroline Keany added: “I’m excited to be joining a firm and a team that prioritizes fundamental research, core principles and values, and has a long term vision for the EM corporate credit asset class.”

In 2020, HSBC Asset Management set out its strategy to re-position the business as a core solutions and specialist emerging markets, Asia and alternatives focused asset manager, with client centricity, investment excellence and sustainable investing as key enablers.