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Managers are hopeful that India's new finance minister will lift the cap on foreign investment in domestic government bonds, which were over-subscribed in an auction this month.
Fixed income manager Julia Ho started at the UK asset manager last week based in London. She now reports to Bob Jolly, Schroders' head of global macro.
The UK asset manager has hired Rajeev de Mello from Western Asset Management to succeed How Phuang-Goh, who is set to retire from the industry.