Kurt is responsible for the management of the Local Currency Emerging Market Debt funds and a range of Global Sovereign funds.
Experience and qualifications
He joined Aviva Investors in 2015 and is a senior portfolio manager in the Emerging Market Debt team. Kurt has more than ten years’ experience across investment management and financial services, with knowledge in managing a range of fixed income portfolios.
Kurt holds the IMC and is a CFA charterholder
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