Gordon Brown is co-head of Global Portfolios at Western Asset, and has 28 years of industry experience. As a member of the Global Portfolios Team and the Global Investment Strategy Committee, Gordon is responsible for the day-to-day management of global portfolios alongside the development and implementation of global investment strategy. He is also a member of the Global Multi-Sector Investment Team, Emerging Markets Team, and Unconstrained Asset Allocation Committee. Gordon joined the Firm in 2011 from Baillie Gifford & Co., where he was Senior Investment Manager in Emerging Market Rates and Currencies. Formerly, he served as Head of Global Fixed-Income in London at State Street Global Advisors, Senior Portfolio Manager at Commerz International Management, and Fixed-Income Analyst at Dunedin Fund Managers. Gordon holds a Master of Science in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling, a Master of Science in Business Economics from the University of Strathclyde, and a Master of Arts in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen. Gordon is also an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.
Richard Booth is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst and has been with Western Asset since 1999. He has 22 years of industry experience. As a member of the Global Inflation-Linked Team, he is responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management of global inflation-linked portfolios alongside the development and implementation of global inflation-linked investment strategy. Before joining the Firm, he was a Research Analyst at Foreign & Colonial Asset Management. Mr. Booth holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Money Banking and Finance from Birmingham University.