Old Mutual Asset Managers gets credit research chief from Societe Generale

Tim Barker joined Old Mutual Asset Managers as head of credit research within the fixed-income and macro team, according to a spokesman.

The position is new.

Based in London, Mr. Barker will report to Stewart Cowley, head of the fixed-income and macro team. The appointment “signals our intent to compete with the larger players in the corporate bond market,” Mr. Cowley said in a news release.

Mr. Barker was head of credit research at Societe Generale. Mr. Barker has not been replaced at Societe Generale, but officials are searching for a replacement, according to a source who asked not to be named