Eurizon to discuss high yield and absolute return in Milan

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Elena Musumeci, CFA and Raffaella Tommaselli (pictured), CFA, fund managers at Eurizon Capital SGR will join InvestmentEurope‘s Fund Selector Absolute Return Focus Italy 2015 to discuss high yield dynamic management to reap opportunities for absolute return.

“European investors are faced with very low interest rates which make the achievement of positive absolute returns in the bond segment challenging.

“During the workshop, we will prove how a markedly dynamic management style, specialised in high-yield European bonds, represents a fundamental component in generating positive return, in a picture of still limited economic growth,” the managers will say.

The management team of Eurizon Easy Fund Bond High Yield has had one of the best track records in its class for over 10 years, and is active in the bond area which represents one of Eurizon Capital’s “best expertises”; also, synergies among fund managers, credit analysts and stock analysts has prevented any form default  ever since the fund’s inception.

The institutional share class of the fund has delivered consistently, through varying market conditions, and beat the benchmark index by +7.42%, with more contained volatility, a positive Information Ratio of +0.18, and a Sharpe Ratio of 1.15 since its inception in 2008.

Musumeci graduated cum laude at the Bocconi University in Milan, in 1996. She started with CCF out as a trader specialised in Government Bonds, then became an option trader on BTP futures, and subsequently a trader of EM Eurobonds for Caboto. In 2000, she ook charge of Epta’s Investment Grade Funds. In 2004 she became head of convertible bonds and High Yield Funds portfolio manager with Eurizon Capital. Since January 2009, she has been co-head of High Yield funds. She has been a CFA Charterholder since 2003

Tommaselli graduated cum laude at the Bocconi University in Milan in 1997. She started her career as a quantitative analyst with Fideuram Capital. In the same year, she moved to Sanpaolo Asset Management to become quantitative portfolio manager for equities. In 1999, she took over responsibility of the Sanpaolo High Yield Fund. Since 2004 she has been EasyFunds Convertible Bond portfolio manager, and is still in charge of the High Yield Fund. In January 2009 she became co-head of High Yield funds. She has been a CFA Charterholder since 2002.



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