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Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager Francesc Balcells discusses the technicals and valuations that support investing in EM.
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Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets
Mr. Balcells is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the London office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2012, he was employed at Rogge Capital Partners where he was the head of emerging markets and worked at Harvard Management Company focusing on emerging markets local rate and currency investments. Mr. Balcells also worked at the International Monetary Fund between 2002 and 2006, during which time he spent a year at PIMCO on secondment from the Fund. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in international economics and European studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.