MFS Investment Management has named new regional heads and research directors.

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The appointments are as follows:

  • Pilar Gomez-Bravo, director of fixed income, Europe;
  • Joshua Marston, director of fixed income, North America;
  • Lior Jassur, director of fixed-income research, Europe; and
  • Melissa Haskell, director of fixed-income research, North America.

Reporting to Haskell are four new directors of research:

  • Gerald Pendleton, director of corporate research, North America;
  • David Cobey, director of high-yield research;
  • Jay Mitchell, director of emerging-market corporate research; and
  • Megan Poplowski, director of municipal research.

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Appointments to new roles are as follows:

  • Sean Cameron, fixed-income strategic solutions analyst; and
  • Michael Pandolfi, director of associate research and leader of the mentor program.

MFS also made the following portfolio management assignments:

  • Gomez-Bravo joins portfolio managers Robert Spector and Richard Hawkins as lead portfolio managers of MFS Global Aggregate Core, Global Aggregate Core Plus and Global Aggregate Opportunistic strategies.
  • Alex Mackey joins the portfolio management team of the MFS’s U.S. Credit strategy, joining current portfolio managers Robert Persons and Hawkins.
  • Persons also joins the portfolio management team of the firm’s U.S. Domestic Balanced strategy and will work in tandem with Hawkins.

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