Claire Husson-Citanna Said to Join Wellington Management

Wellington Management Co., a Boston-based investment firm with $869 billion in assets under management, hired Claire Husson-Citanna as a fixed-income money manager.

Husson-Citanna, who was an emerging-market debt portfolio manager and research analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments, began at Wellington today, according to a person with knowledge of the move who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Anne Mahoney, a spokeswoman for Wellington, didn’t return a message seeking comment. Stacey Coleman, a spokeswoman for Franklin Templeton, said Husson-Citanna left the company June 6.

Before joining Franklin Templeton in 2005, Husson-Citanna worked as a consultant with the United Nations Capital Development Fund and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. She worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2000 to 2003.

In March, Wellington hired Michael Henry from Emval Partners LP as an emerging-market fixed-income money manager. Emerging-market bonds have had an average return of 8.9 percent this year, compared with 6.5 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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