Emerging Market Debt (EMD) Institutional Portfolio Manager
Boston, MA 
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Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

The EMD Institutional Portfolio Manager is an integral member of the Emerging Market Debt investment team. The role is responsible for ensuring the alignment of investment process and implementation to appropriate client expectations. She/he represents the investment team through direct engagement with clients, prospects, and third parties, providing transparency and understanding of investment philosophy, process, and portfolio strategy. The IPM also provides insight to the investment team regarding marketplace trends and competitive environment. She/he serves as an investment leader with internal MFS stakeholders to shape and deliver market narrative, share portfolio strategy, and collaborate in executing strategic initiatives.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Integrate into EMD investment team with a strong level of credibility and respect
  • Contribute to the ongoing enhancement and execution of the EMD investment process to ensure alignment with appropriate client expectations and industry best practices
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of ongoing EMD investment outlook, portfolio strategy, and portfolio holdings
  • Monitor marketplace trends and competitive environment, providing ongoing insight to investment team and organizational stakeholders
  • Maintain strong partnerships and proactively collaborate with MFS distribution teams to frame and articulate investment narratives, develop investment collateral, publish thought leadership, and serve as an EMD SME to promote organizational initiatives
  • Represent EMD investment team in direct engagement with clients, prospects, third parties, and the broader marketplace; provide highly credible economic, market, investment philosophy & process, and portfolio strategy transparency
  • Contribute to Fixed Income IPM team and broader Department strategic priorities and promotion of best practices across the fixed income investment platform

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience engaging with Emerging Market Debt markets and investment process
  • Knowledge of generalized fixed income investment markets and global macroeconomic frameworks
  • Strong written and verbal investment communication skills, with capability to tailor engagement across constituencies with diverse levels of investment knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated history of strong teamwork, collaborative partnerships, proactive organizational engagement, and successful execution of multi-faceted initiatives
  • Masters or other advanced degree and/or CFA is preferred

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At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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