Chris Telfer was named specialist portfolio manager by credit manager ECM Asset Management.
Mr. Telfer will trade financial and sovereign debt securities for all of ECM's investment strategies, confirmed Darius Athill, an ECM spokesman, in an e-mail.
Andy Li, who previously held the position, now is spending the majority of his time as the portfolio manager of ECM's Absolute Return Credit fund, Mr. Athill said. Like Mr. Li, Mr. Telfer reports to Ross Pamphilon, co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager.
Mr. Telfer was a credit trader at Barclays Capital.
ECM Asset Management managed $8.5 billion as of Aug. 31.