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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Managing Director, Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Management
Bio: Thomas Romig has 18 years of experience in asset management. At his previous employer, Union Investment, he was Head of Multi Asset Management, with responsibility for €12 billion in assets under management, allocated between four major investment strategies. Key rating agencies such as Morningstar, Feri EuroRating, Lipper, Citywire and FondsConsult repeatedly recognised his achievements. Thomas spent 2000 to 2009 as Head of Multi Management at cominvest Asset Management, which later was merged into Allianz Global Investors. He began his career in fund management in 1997 at ADIG Investment. Romig holds a degree in business administration.
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: 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: Author of New Fund Order
Bio: A fund selector and strategist for over 17 years, a gatekeeper for one of the UK's largest insurance platforms, with a portfolio of senior roles including; Director of the Association of Professional Fund Investors, Ambassador of the Transparency Task Force, consultant, trainer for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, Advisory Board for SharingAlpha.com (www.sharingalpha.com), columnist, lecturer and global presenter. Jon ‘JB’ Beckett has long been an outsider of the ‘City’, a Scot looking in, challenging the status quo and casting light on the relationship between fund selectors and fund managers.
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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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