Ronald Desautels is a portfolio manager for Barings' Global Fixed Income platform and the firm’s Trading Practices Committee. He specialises in short duration and inflation indexed strategies and is responsible for the management of the Active Short Duration Strategy and Inflation-Backed Strategy. Desautels has over 37 years of industry experience that has encompassed the government sector, including fixed income futures. Prior to joining the firm in 1985, he served as an assistant investment officer at Travelers Insurance Company. Ronald holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the CFA Institute.