Finisterre Capital bolsters research team with EM hire

Latin American specialist Buck joins from Barclays.

Christopher Buck has joined Finisterre Capital as head of credit research, according to a statement from the emerging market-focused firm.

Buck’s appointment is part of a drive to strengthen the investment team in response to the growth of its credit fund. He joins from Barclays where he headed up Latin American corporate credit research, that team covered investment grade, high yield and distressed bonds.

“The institutional inflows over the last year have emphasized our ability to deliver alpha for our clients in a format that meets their needs,” said Paul Crean, chief investment officer and co-founder of Finisterre.

The new credit research appointment follows that of Bartosz Pawlowski from BNP Paribas in May where he was global head of emerging markets strategy and the firm has made several other appointments in early summer.

Finisterre’s UCITS-compliant Finisterre EM Debt Fund generated 8.7 percent in its first 12 months and has grown from $55 million to around $450 million, according to the statement.