Mariusz Banasiak, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Local Currency Rates and FX for PGIM Fixed Income's Emerging Markets Debt Team. Mr. Banasiak is also a senior portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets hedge fund product as well as being responsible for developing currency strategy for Global and Core plus mandates. Prior to assuming this position in the Emerging Markets Debt Team, he was responsible for developing portfolio strategies on USD sovereign and local emerging market yield curves and currencies in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Previously, Mr. Banasiak was an Analyst for emerging market debt portfolios in the Portfolio Analyst Group. Earlier, he was responsible for risk analysis and performance attribution for the Firm’s proprietary portfolios. Mr. Banasiak joined the Firm in 2004. He received a BS with Honors in Finance from Rutgers University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.