Yvette BabbFixed Income Portfolio Manager at William Blair International
Yvette Babb is a hard and local currency portfolio manager on William Blair’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team where she primarily focuses on Frontier Markets. She also serves a member of William Blair’s ESG Leadership Team.
Before joining William Blair, she was a portfolio manager on NN Investment Partners’ EMD team, where she focused on frontier market analysis and portfolio management, working with both the hard currency and local currency teams. Before joining NNIP in 2018, Yvette was chief economist and strategist for sub-Saharan Africa for J.P. Morgan. She also held a similar role at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yvette serves on the PRI’s Sovereign Advisory Committee (SDAC).
Yvette graduated from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Business Studies and from the University of Amsterdam, where she obtained a Master of Science in Economics. She also spent a semester at the University of Stellenbosch where she participated in numerous post graduate classes.