New Co-CIOs give Fixed Income New Vigor at MFS

MFS appoints two new co-CIOs to its $94 billion fixed income division.  

MFS announced this week the appointment of Pilar Gomez-Bravo and Alexander Mackey as co-chief investment officers on its fixed income department’s leadership team. Both Gomez-Bravo and Mackey will join current Fixed Income CIO Bill Adams to form a leadership team with a global scope.

Gomez‐Bravo joined MFS in 2013 and helped establish the firm’s London‐based fixed income team. She brings over 25 years of professional investment to the new role. At MFS, Gomes-Bravo currently serves as a portfolio manager on several fixed income strategies as well as investment committees and working groups that stretch across multiple asset classes.

Mackey began his career with MFS in 1998 and in 2001, joined the firm’s fixed income department. During his tenure, he has contributed to the firm’s U.S. high‐grade corporate credit research process and portfolio management.

 “Having worked closely with both Pilar and Alex during their time at MFS, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact their leadership has had on the fixed income team globally. I look forward to working with them in this role and to sharing our collective expertise and experience as we take fixed income at MFS to the next level,” Adams said in a statement.

As of June 30, MFS managed more than $94 billion in fixed income assets worldwide. In the past five years, MFS’s fixed income assets have increased by 23%, while effectively doubling the size of its fixed income team globally over the period. The firm’s expansion in the asset class allows new capabilities and enhancement to existing fixed income strategies to meet their global clients’ needs.

MFS had approximately $508.7 billion in assets under management at the end of the third quarter in 2022.

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