Multi-Sector Fixed Income

The GMO fixed income team pairs focused alpha-oriented strategies with systematic, “beta-plus” exposures and customized client attention to deliver best-in-class solutions.

Our fixed income experts possess first-hand experience in rates and currencies, corporate and securitized instruments, credit, and emerging markets debt, built on a foundation of decades of proprietary research and investing. We combine global intelligence and specialist insight to design our clients' portfolios to their specifications and fulfill mandates with precisely targeted, innovative solutions.

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Our personalized solutions reach past conventional approaches to achieve client objectives in terms of risk, returns, and efficiency.

Key Team Resources

Joe Auth

Joe Auth

Head of Developed Fixed Income

Mr. Auth is the head of GMO's Developed Fixed Income team and a partner of the firm. He is the lead portfolio manager for the Opportunistic Income and High Yield strategies and heads the Structured Products team as well. Prior to joining GMO in 2014, he was a Portfolio Manager for the Harvard Management Company. He was also a Research Director at Standish Mellon Asset Management. Mr. Auth earned his bachelor's degree in Government and History from Connecticut College and his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is a CFA charterholder.


Jason Hotra

Head of Developed Rates & FX

Mr. Hotra is the Head of GMO's Developed Rates & FX team and is a Portfolio Manager of the team's strategies. Prior to joining GMO in 2015, he was a Portfolio Manager at Convexity Capital Management. Previously, he was a Director at Sowood Capital Management. Mr. Hotra earned his bachelor's degree in Management Science with focus in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Tracey Keenan

Head of Short Duration Strategies

Ms. Keenan is the portfolio manager of GMO’s cash strategies and fixed income team lead for GMO’s Trading team. She is a partner of the firm. Previously at GMO, she was a member of the Fixed Income team, focusing on trading FX, EM and Domestic repo, and government bonds. Prior to joining GMO in 2002, she was a Fixed Income Trader at Standish Mellon. Ms. Keenan earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Stonehill College and her MBA in Finance from Suffolk University.


Rachna Ramachandran

Portfolio Manager

Ms. Ramachandran is a portfolio manager for GMO’s High Yield Strategy. She is a member of GMO’s Structured Products and High Yield teams, also contributing research focused on macro credit. Prior to joining GMO in 2019, Ms. Ramachandran held numerous positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch most recently as a Director in Credit Trading, covering macro and quantitative credit strategy. Previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch she held positions as a credit portfolio strategist and a credit derivatives strategist. Ms. Ramachandran earned her BE in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Mumbai and her MS in financial mathematics from City University of London.


Carl Ross

Emerging Country Debt

Dr. Ross is engaged in research for GMO’s Emerging Country Debt team and a partner of the firm. He leads the team’s research in fundamental sovereign credit, with a primary emphasis on Asia, Emerging Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining GMO in 2014, he was a managing director at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. where he covered emerging debt markets. Previously, he was the Senior Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns & Co. Dr. Ross earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Mount Allison University, as well as his MA and PhD in Economics from Georgetown University.


Tina Vandersteel

Head of Emerging Country Debt

Ms. Vandersteel is the head of GMO’s Emerging Country Debt team. Prior to joining GMO in 2004, she worked at J.P. Morgan in fixed income research developing quantitative arbitrage strategies for emerging debt and high yield bonds. She began her career at Morgan Guaranty Trust, attending Morgan Finance Program #18, before establishing her career in emerging debt. Ms. Vandersteel earned her B.A. in Economics from Washington & Lee University. She is a CFA charterholder.

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