Jeremy Smouha of GAM to speak at Copenhagen Forum

Jeremy Smouha, CEO of Atlanticomnium (UK) Ltd, and a founding member of GAM, will be discussing high income opportunities when he speaks at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Denmark, taking place in Copenhagen 22 September.

With ongoing record low interest rates and yields, many investors are seeking higher levels of income by moving into bonds of companies or countries that carry more risk. However, Smouha will outline ways that similar income levels may be achieved by looking at bonds lower down the capital structure of investment grade companies. Here, default risk is key, but the approach is based on the premise that such companies rarely default.

Smouha is a senior adviser to GAM and CEO of Atlanticomnium (UK) Ltd. He joined his family firm in 2012 to establish a branch in London with which GAM has a long standing relationship. He was previously a director at GAM co-managing a range of GAM funds based on managed portfolios strategies, became a member of GAM’s Investment Committee for Managed Portfolios in 1998, and was a bond fund manager between 1985 and 1998. Smouha was a founding member of GAM, joining in 1983. Prior to that, he was a fund manager managing Asian equities at Arbuthnot Latham. Mr Smouha holds an MA Cantab Hons in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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