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William Blair Investment Management appoints new Head of Fixed Income

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William Blair Investment Management has appointed Ruta Ziverte (pictured) as Head of Fixed Income, reporting to Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, and global head of William Blair Investment Management.

Ziverte is responsible for all aspects of the fixed income team leadership and investment process, including select portfolio management responsibilities, as well as for developing and executing the firm’s fixed income growth strategy with other members of the team.

“Ruta is a proven team leader, accomplished investor and thought leader, and is focused on delivering strong client outcomes,” says Braming. “We are delighted that Ruta has joined the firm to lead our fixed income growth initiative. Her global knowledge and experience investing in fixed income markets will expand the opportunity set we offer clients.”

Before joining William Blair, Ziverte was a senior high-yield portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Funds, where she was the portfolio manager on the Global High Yield Fund, was a co-portfolio manager on the Global Strategic Income Fund, and led a team of credit analysts. Before joining Oppenheimer Funds in 2015, she was at GE Asset Management, where she most recently served as executive managing director and high-yield portfolio manager. Before that, she was a team leader and senior analyst, co-managing a leveraged finance research team, and was responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s credit processes and procedures.

Earlier in her career, Ziverte was a credit analyst with Citigroup/Travelers Life and Annuity, and was with Phoenix Investment Partners. She has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in business administration from the University of Latvia.

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