Morningstar alts expert Papagiannis moves to GSAM

Will focus on liquid alternatives education as money manager launches new fixed income fund

Jan 7, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

By Jeff Benjamin

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is ramping up its alternative investments focus by bringing on industry veteran Nadia Papagiannis as director of alternative investment strategy for global third-party distribution.

Ms. Papagiannis joins GSAM from Morningstar Inc., where she served as director of alternative fund research and was instrumental in developing the coverage of alternative strategies.

In her new role, she will focus on educating clients on liquid alternatives and the role they play in portfolios.

GSAM on Tuesday also announced the launch of the GS Fixed Income Macro Strategies Fund (GAANX), which will add to the liquid-alternatives platform.

The bond fund will have the flexibility to employ leverage and shorting, and use derivatives for a strategy described as designed to generate alpha in both up and down markets.

“Fundamental changes taking place within global fixed-income and currency markets create a range of untapped investment opportunities,” said Michael Swell, co-manager of the fund. “We set out to create a fund with the potential for less correlated sources of returns, tapping high-conviction ideas across GSAM's global fixed-income team.”

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