Dr. Adrogué is a Managing Director and Head of Barings’ Global Sovereign Debt and Currencies Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Local Debt strategy and Blended Total Return Debt strategy, and backup portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Sovereign Hard Currency Debt strategy. Dr. Adrogué has worked in the industry since 1992 and his experience has encompassed portfolio management, economic strategy and academia. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he was at Cabezon Investment Group, LLC as well as at Wellington Management Company where he built a successful track record for the Emerging Markets Local Debt program and managed over $11 billion. Before Wellington, he worked at the International Monetary Fund conducting inflation modeling work for central banks and was country desk for Brazil, Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago. He also worked with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup as a vice president of markets and economic analysis, a senior economist and strategist for Panama and Peru, and New York University as an adjunct professor of Latin American Economics. Dr. Adrogué holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina, an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Karacadag is a Managing Director and Head of Barings’ Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt strategy and backup portfolio manager for the firm’s Emerging Markets Sovereign Local Debt strategy and Blended Total Return strategy. Mr. Karacadag has worked in the industry since 1994 and his experience has encompassed sovereign credit analysis, macroeconomic policy research and advice, and emerging markets fixed income strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he was at OppenheimerFunds, where he worked on sovereign hard currency and local currency investments in Eastern Europe and Asia. Before Oppenheimer, he worked at Credit Suisse covering emerging market sovereigns in Asia and Latin America, and at the International Monetary Fund, where he focused on monetary policy instruments, exchange rate policy and bank restructuring in China, Indonesia and Eastern Europe. He also held positions at Standard & Poor’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Karacadag holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.A. in International Economics and European Studies from Johns Hopkins University.