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Leonardo Da Costa

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Leonardo is a Director and Portfolio Manager at First Trust Global Portfolios Limited (FTGP) where he focuses on global fixed income and is a specialist in emerging markets. Leonardo joined FTGP from a boutique French asset manager where he was portfolio manager on the fixed income team. Previously, he worked for Hydra Capital Management, a specialist emerging market fund manager, on the firm’s long/short and long only emerging market fixed income products. He started his career as a member of the Global Emerging Market Debt team at Aberdeen Asset Management. The team was responsible for managing $2.5 billion of emerging market fixed income assets across total return, income, and closed end products.

Leonardo has a B.Comm (Honors) in Investment and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and is a CFA Charterholder.