Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt
Yvette Babb is a hard and local currency portfolio manager on William Blair’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team. She is also a member of the ESG leadership team for William Blair Investment Management. Before joining William Blair, she was a portfolio manager on NN Investment Partners’ EMD team, where she focused on frontier market analysis and portfolio management, working with both the hard currency and local currency teams. Before joining NNIP in 2018, Yvette was chief economist and strategist for sub-Saharan Africa for J.P. Morgan. She also held a similar role at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yvette serves on the PRI’s Sovereign Advisory Committee (SDAC). She received a B.Sc. in international economics and business studies from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Amsterdam.
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William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*
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