MFS is enhancing its Fixed Income Department’s leadership team with the addition of two co-chief investment officers. Pilar Gomez-Bravo and Alexander Mackey will join current CIO Bill Adams to form a global leadership team of co-CIOs to lead the department, effective March 1, 2023.
“Pilar and Alex are experienced and highly regarded members of our global research platform and have demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to help lead the department to continued success globally,” said MFS CIO Ted Maloney. “Together with Bill, they will lead the continued execution of MFS’ multidecade strategic priority of growing its presence in fixed income markets around the world to the benefit of our clients.”
With more than 25 years of investment experience overall, Gomez-Bravo joined MFS in 2013 and has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s London-based fixed income team. She is a portfolio manager on several fixed income strategies and serves on investment committees and working groups across asset classes.
Mackey began his career in 1998 with MFS and in 2001 joined the firm’s Fixed Income Department, where he has worked as both an analyst and portfolio manager. During his tenure, he has helped guide the firm’s US high-grade corporate credit research process and portfolio management efforts.
“Having worked closely with both Pilar and Alex during their time at MFS, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact their leadership has had on the fixed income team globally. I look forward to working with them in this role and to sharing our collective expertise and experience as we take fixed income at MFS to the next level,” added current Fixed Income CIO Adams.
Adams, Gomez-Bravo and Mackey will report to Maloney.
As of June 30, 2022, MFS managed more than US$94 billion in fixed income assets worldwide. The firm offers global, international, emerging market and domestic fixed income strategies for clients around the world. Since 2017, MFS’ fixed income assets have increased by more than 23% following a buildout that began more than a decade ago that has seen the firm double the size of its fixed income team globally while adding new capabilities and enhancing existing strategies to meet client needs.
“Today, with nearly 100 years of investment experience behind us, we have the people, capacity and strategies we need to create value for a diverse set of fixed income clients around the world. Markets will always present new challenges, and we look forward to the continued guidance Pilar and Alex provide the investment team as we work together to help our clients meet those challenges,” said Maloney.