Sergio Trigo Paz, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock's Emerging Markets Fixed Income. Prior to Joining BlackRock in 2012, he was CIO of Emerging Market Fixed Income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. From 2004 to 2008, he managed a special situations and event driven EM hedge fund and was also responsible for total and absolute return EM strategies at Fortis Investments. In his early career from 1993 to 2004 he developed extensive experience in emerging markets debt as a proprietary and distressed trader and as a market maker. Sergio graduated with an MSc in Economics, an MSc in Finance and an MPhil in Management from Paris Sorbonne University in 1993.
Michel Aubenas, CFA, is a Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2016, Head of EM Hard Currency Sovereign Debt and Director from 2012 to 2015 and portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Debt team within BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He has responsibilities for managing sovereign debt strategies and local rates. Prior to joining BlackRock in June 2012, Mr Aubenas was a portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Debt team at Fischer Francis Trees and Watts (FFTW, part of the BNP-Paribas group) for two years, where he was managing sovereign debt strategies and shared regional coverage of Eastern Europe and frontier markets. At FFTW, Michel had responsibility for supervising the team's innovative investment process which he helped enhance. Prior to that, Mr Aubenas worked as an EM portfolio manager at Caisse de Depots in Canada, Fortis Investments in London, and Axa Investment Managers in France. He has cross-assets investment experience in external debt (sovereign and quasi-sovereign), local rates and currencies. Michel studied at Dauphine University in Paris, where he earned a Masters in Banking and Finance in 1999, and an MSc in Economics and a BSc in Applied Mathematics in 1998.