SYZ Asset Management appoints Le Saux to develop Japanese equities offering

SYZ Asset Management has appointed Japanese market specialist Joël Le Saux, as part of its decision to offer Japanese equities within its range of institutional strategies.

SYZ Asset Management will work with institutional investors in the form of segregated mandates and it will offer to the broader public its OYSTER Japan Opportunities fund.

The available investment solutions at SYZ Asset Management thus now comprise liquidity management (CHF and EUR), fixed income (Swiss government and investment grade bonds, disciplined Gs – sovereign bonds, global bonds), multi-asset mandates (balanced, diversified growth, absolute return), equities (global, global high yield, European, European Small Cap, Japanese), currencies (high-yield currencies, dynamic FX) and multi-manager strategies (multi-strategy, low volatility, “tail & trading” mandates and products, funds of alternative funds, managed accounts solutions).

Le Saux has 17 years of experience in the Japanese market. He spent four years with Crédit Lyonnais Asset Management Japan as an analyst, before becoming a manager of Japanese equity funds with Crédit Agricole Asset Management in Paris following the takeover of Crédit Lyonnais, Lazard Frères Gestion in Paris and Credit Suisse in Singapore.

Meanwhile, African commodities investment specialist Scipion Capital has announced a number of hires in London, following the success of Scipion’s CTF strategy.

Georgina Fleming joins Scipion to oversee Product Management & Development, a newly created role, which encompasses sourcing investment opportunities and developing investor relations. She is also the founder of ZOF Africa, an NGO that funds vocational training for orphans in Zimbabwe.

The firm also appointed George Sanders and Ben Storrs as analysts.

In Doha, Qatar, the Qatar Financial Centre Authority has announced the appointment of Yousef Al-Jaida as chief strategic development officer.

He joined the QFC Authority in August 2010 as Director, Strategic Development – Asset Management and Banking.

Finally, Baring Asset Management has appointed Angus Woolhouse as global head of distribution, based in London. He replaces George Harvey, who will be retiring from the City at the end of April after over 14 years at the firm.

Woolhouse has over 20 years’ international experience in the asset management industry and has held a number of senior leadership roles within the sector, at firms including Gartmore, Invesco and HSBC Asset Management.

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