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Carmen Altenkirch

EM Sovereign Analyst

Main responsibilities

Carmen is an EM Sovereign Analyst, focusing on frontier markets, with a broader remit across the EMD universe. She works closely with our portfolio managers to identify investment opportunities using a fundamentals-based approach, overlaid with relative value analysis to help best position portfolios.

Experience and qualifications

Carmen began her career in the investment industry at Nedbank in South Africa as an Economist in 2006. This was followed by a move to Fitch Ratings in London as a Director covering African and Eastern European sovereigns, traveling extensively to develop close links to policy makers. Carmen joined Aviva Investors in 2018, prior to working at AXA Investment Managers, and now focuses on frontier markets. Carmen holds a Masters degree (Cum Laude) in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch.