Fisch AM’s Martin Haycock to join Stockholm Forum
Martin Haycock, senior product manager Convertible Bonds, Portfolio Management and senior partner at Fisch Asset Management will take part in the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Stockholm 2016, taking place on 1 December at the Grand Hotel.
Haycock is set to argue the case for investing in what he describes as a “unique” asset class; convertibles offer the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of exposure to upside potential from stock markets, but also a defensive quality because of the bond component.
He will describe facets of convertible bond characteristics, risk esposures, asymmetry, issuance drivers and performance. He will also touch on how benchmarks are developed for use by investors considering the asset class.
Haycock studied at Cambridge University – where, alongside his studies, he twice won the world-famous Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. He then began a 20 year career at UBS. In 1995 he joined the convertible bond origination team and in 2001 was appointed head of Convertible Bond Research and thereafter head of Convertible Bond Marketing. During this time he led the development of the UBS Convertible Indices into the most widely used global benchmark for convertible bonds.
In 2012, Martin was appointed Global head of the newly-formed UBS Index Group with responsibility for managing all indices owned by the firm. He also served as Global COO for the Cash Equities business, and in 2014 led the sale of the UBS Convertible Indices to Thomson Reuters.