Cem Karacadag is Head of Barings’ Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Group. Cem is the lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt strategy and backup portfolio manager for the firm’s Emerging Markets Local Debt strategy and Blended Total Return strategy. Cem has worked in the industry since 1994 and his experience has encompassed sovereign credit analysis, macroeconomic policy research and advice, and emerging markets fixed income strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Cem was at OppenheimerFunds, where he worked on sovereign hard currency and local currency investments in Eastern Europe and Asia. Before Oppenheimer, he worked at Credit Suisse covering emerging market sovereigns in Asia and Latin America, and at the International Monetary Fund, where he focused on monetary policy instruments, exchange rate policy and bank restructuring in China, Indonesia and Eastern Europe. He also held positions at Standard & Poor’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cem holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.A. in International Economics and European Studies from Johns Hopkins University.