InvestmentEurope’s Editorial Board consists of fund selectors from across the region. Each month we feature new ideas from the Board in response to the queries put to them by our editorial team. If you would like the Board to respond to any particular question, email the editor at Jonathan.email@example.com
Title: Head, Hedge Funds & Product Management
Company: Eurizon Capital SGR
Bio: Filippo Stefanini has been Head of Hedge Fund & Manager Selection at Eurizon Capital SGR since 2012.
Previously, in 2008, he started at Eurizon AI SGR (later Eurizon Capital SGR) as Head of Research. Between 2007 to 2011, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Bergamo, where he taught Risk Management. He started his asset management work in 2001, when he joined Aletti Gestielle Alternative SGR where he helped set up the company, holding various positions until he became responsible for asset allocation. Previously, in 1999-2001 he was with Accenture working in the areas of asset management and investment banking.
An author of several books on hedge funds, Filippo graduated in Management Engineering (1998) at the University of Bergamo.
Title: CIO Multi Management
Bio: Bernard Aybran is deputy CEO for Invesco Asset Management SA and CIO for multi-manager portfolios and funds of funds at Invesco. He joined Invesco in July 2008. Bernard previously launched a multi management subsidiary for Edmond de Rothschild in France, both for private wealth management and institutional clients. Up until 1999, he was with SocGen Asset Management, where he helped setting up a multimanager range. He started his career in 1994 with a fund performance measurement company, as head of databases and studies. Bernard holds a post-graduate degree from Dauphine University in Paris, France.
Title: Head of Investments
Bio: Cristina Brízido is head of Investments at the asset management company of Caixa Geral de Depósitos Bank (CGD). She leads an investment team of portfolio managers and analysts responsible for the design, implementation and management of investment solutions for individual and institutional clients in several asset classes from traditional to alternative investments.
Previously, she was the head of Wealth Management unit and before that was an equity analyst since joining the firm in 2001.
Cristina has been involved in the financial services industry for over 15 years and has leveraged expertise on a variety of investment areas such as: portfolio management, wealth management, manager selection and alternative investments. She has been an investor in alternative investments since 2007, managing three dedicated mutual funds of Private Equity, Infrastructures and Real Estate.
She graduated with an Economics degree from Nova School of Business and Economics (SBE) and is a CFA charter holder.
Title: Chief Investment Officer
Company: Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza SA (PBS)
Bio: Emmanuel Ferry is the Chief Investment Officer at Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza SA (PBS), where he joined in 2009. PBS is based in Geneva, Switzerland. He oversees Research and Portfolio Management for both private and institutional investors. He is leading a team of 10 investment specialists, covering global macro and cross-asset research, quantitative strategies, portfolio management and multi-management. He is also CIO and director of PBS Investments Plc, the asset management arm of PBS, including the multi-asset flagship fund “PBS SMART Portfolio”.
He previously worked for a global macro hedge fund (Cedar Partners) and in several financial institutions (Exane BNPP, BNP Paribas, HSBC) as economist and strategist. He started his career at the French Treasury (Ministry of Finance).
Emmanuel is also an associated professor at the Toulouse Business School. He is Chairman of the Investment Strategists Association of Geneva (ISAG), and a regular contributor to various financial newspapers. He is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University (M.Phil in Finance and International Economics).
Ariqon Asset Management board member Stefan Ferstl has outlined his firm’s approach using systematic investment principles. Ariqon Asset Management, based in Vienna, manages funds across the bond, equity and liquid alternative asset classes, with total assets of some €240m divided into four funds of funds. Within these Fofs, the AUM is predominantly invested in actively […]Read more
The InvestmentEurope Industry Personality of the Year Awards 2016/17 were announced during a ceremony that took place at the May Fair Hotel in London on 29 November..
The Awards are intended to celebrate those who are deemed by their peers to have done most to foster the role of the fund selector and the industry.
Personality Awards were this year handed out to fund selectors in Benelux, France, Germany, Iberia Italy, Nordics Switzerland and UK, with an overall Award going to Régis Pinguet (pictured) Head of Fund Selection at CNP Assurances.
Most Popular Funds (as at 23 October 2017)
|Fund Name||Domicile||In Fof Count|
|Fundsmith Equity||United Kingdom||20|
|Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return||Ireland||13|
|Nordea 1 – Stable Return Fund||Luxembourg||10|
|M&G Optimal Income Fund||United Kingdom||9|
|BSF European Opportunities Extension Fd||Luxembourg||8|
|Allianz Europe Equity Growth||Luxembourg||8|
|Sextant Grand Large||France||7|
|Magallanes European Equity FI||Spain||7|
|BGF World Gold Fund||Luxembourg||7|
|Robeco BP Global Premium Equities||Luxembourg||6|
|Bestinver Internacional FI||Spain||6|
|Fidelity Asian Smaller Companies Fund||Luxembourg||5|
|Hermes Global Emerging Mkts||Ireland||5|
|Jupiter Dynamic Bond||Luxembourg||5|
|Morgan Stanley INVF Global Opportunity Fund||Luxembourg||5|
|Cobas SelecciÃ³n FI||Spain||5|
|Jupiter European Fund||United Kingdom||5|
|Hermes Asia Ex Japan Equity||Ireland||5|
|True Value FI||Spain||4|
|Legg Mason WA Macro Opps Bd||Ireland||4|
|MainFirst Germany Fund||Luxembourg||4|
|E.I. Sturdza Strgc Eurp Value||Ireland||4|
|Groupama Avenir Euro||France||4|
|MLIS Marshall Wace Tops UCITS Mkt Netrl||Luxembourg||4|
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