Diana Kiluta Amoa and Celina Apostolo Merrill joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as part of the emerging markets debt team within the global fixed income, currency and commodities group, spokeswoman Charlotte Powell said.
Ms. Amoa joins as a senior portfolio manager on the local currency emerging markets debt team. The position is new. She will partner with Didier Lambert, lead portfolio manager for local currency on overall rates and foreign-exchange strategy across pooled funds and segregated accounts. She is based in London and reports to Mr. Lambert.
Meanwhile, Ms. Merrill joins as senior credit analyst within the corporate debt emerging markets team. The position is also new. Ms. Merrill is responsible for fundamental corporate research, valuation and portfolio management related to the corporate debt strategy. She is based in New York and reports to Scott McKee, lead portfolio manager, emerging markets corporate debt.
Ms. Amoa was an executive director at UBS responsible for the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa rates trading business, while Ms. Merrill was a corporate analyst on Van Eck Global’s emerging markets fixed-income investment team. UBS spokesman Oliver Gadney said Ms. Amoa’s responsibilities have been assumed through internal moves and external hires. He declined to provide additional details. Van Eck spokesman Chris Sullivan said a search for a replacement for Ms. Merrill is underway.