Gerwin Bell joined Prudential Fixed Income as a principal and lead economist for Asia, while Giancarlo Perasso has joined as a principal and lead economist for emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to an announcement Tuesday from the firm.
Both positions are new.
Messrs. Bell and Perasso will report to Jurgen Odenius, Prudential Fixed Income's chief economist.
Mr. Bell was a deputy division chief in the International Monetary Fund's European department; Mr. Perasso was chief economist at Matrix/Redux Funds, a London-based hedge fund. A spokesman for Matrix/Redux couldn't immediately be reached for comment.