UBP bolsters convertible bonds team

Geneva based manager Union Bancaire Privée has appointed Cristina Jarrin as senior portfolio manager within its convertible bonds team based in Paris.

She will report to Jean-Edouard Reymond, UBP’s head of Convertible Bonds. Her focus will be specifically on global convertible bond portfolios.

Jarrin has been most recently with Edmond de Rothschild AM she joined in 2010 and where she headed the firm’s global convertible bond portfolios.

In 2005 she joined BNP Paribas Investment Partners (Fortis Investments) as a product specialist for convertible bonds.

Jarrin started her career in 1998 with Citigroup as a risk analyst before becoming a senior financial analyst.

Reymond said: “Convertible bonds are historically proven to significantly improve risk-adjusted return profiles in traditional asset classes.

“Amid all the uncertainty and high volatility in the markets, we believe the convexity of convertible bonds offers compelling advantages.

“Hiring Cristina Jarrin shows UBP’s determination to keep investing in this asset class and maintain its position as a European leader in this space.”

As of 31 December 2015, UBP had CHF110bn (€101.4bn) in assets under management.

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