Ward Brown was born in the late sixties. He studied at Mcgill University obtaining a degree in 1988. He then went on to gain his masters and PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. After completing his studies he worked as an economist at the IMF for seven years before spending five years working at the London School of Economics. He joined MFS in 2008 and is currently a portfolio manager. Outside of fund management he likes to unwind by playing a range of sports including golf and tennis.
As vice president of MFS Investment Management, and portfolio manager of emerging market debt portfolios, offshore investment products and institutional accounts, Matthew Ryan has gained a comprehensive knowledge of international economics. A graduate of Williams College, he also holds a masters degree in international economics and foreign policy from John Hopkins University. Prior to joining MFS in 1997, Ryan spent four years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and five years as an economist with the US Treasury Department. MFS named Boston-based Ryan a portfolio manager in 1998, and Vice President in 1999. Outside of fund management, Ryan enjoys skiing, hiking and relaxing with his family.
The Fund's objective is total return, measured in U.S. dollars. The Fund invests primarily (at least 70%) in emerging market debt instruments. The Fund generally focuses its investments in U.S. dollar denominated emerging market debt instruments but may also invest in emerging market debt instruments issued in other currencies. Such emerging market countries are located in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the developing countries of Europe, primarily Eastern Europe. The Fund generally focuses its investments in government and government-related debt instruments but may also invest in corporate debt instruments.
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