MFS Investment Management has hired former BlackRock fund manager Owen Murfin as an institutional portfolio manager, the group has announced.
The new role represents a shift towards a more client-facing role for the former portfolio manager, who will be responsible for working with clients mainly in relation to MFS’ Global Credit and Aggregate strategies.
In his new capacity, Murfin joins the London-based fixed income team and will report to the director of fixed income for Europe, Pilar Gomez-Bravo.
Murfin joins the US asset manager from BlackRock where he spent 15 years as a fixed income portfolio manager, during which time he managed the BGF Global Corporates Bond fund.
He was also jointly responsible for the fundamental fixed income business, which included a range of global government, aggregate, credit and investment mandates.
Commenting on the new hire, Gomez-Bravo said: 'MFS has been growing its fixed income business outside of the US for the past number of years. This role will be integral as we continue to advance MFS’ fixed income business across the region.'