Swiss asset management group Lombard Odier Investment Managers has announced that its global chief investment officer Jan Straatman (pictured) is to retire at the end of the year. Straatman joined Lombard Odier IM in 2012 in this role of global CIO. Since then, he has been in charge of strengthening and streamlining Lombard Odier IM’s product […]
Geneva-based financial group 1875 Finance has appointed Loïc Schmid as chief investment officer and head of Asset Management. Currently CIO and responsible for the asset management arm of Swiss firm GS Banque, Schmid will take his new duties as from 1 September 2017. Prior to that, Schmid has been head of Portfolio Management, deputy CIO […]
Amstelveen-based Blue Sky Group has appointed Jack Jonk as head of Asset Management and chief investment officer. Jonk succeeds Mark Burbach who joined Bahrein-based Osool Asset Management as CIO last April. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Jonk will co-head BSG Vermongensbeheer, the investment and advisory arm of Blue Sky Group, with chief operating […]
The Investment Strategy Association of Geneva (ISAG) has released its perspectives for 2017. And it will be a year of uncertainty according to investment strategists based in the Swiss city. Politics in Europe (elections, implementation of Brexit), monetary (dollar, Fed rate hikes) and the extension of the US business cycle are likely to drive this […]
Singapore-headquartered Eastspring Investments has appointed Virginie Maisonneuve (pictured) as chief investment officer, effective as from 11 January 2017. Reporting to chief executive Guy Strapp, Maisonneuve will be responsible for managing all investments at the firm, including the firm’s equity, fixed income, asset allocation, private equity, infrastructure and onshore investment offerings. Previously, Maisonneuve has been managing director […]
Gideon Smith, Europe CIO at AXA Investment Managers, is set to join the upcoming Fund Selector Forum in Copenhagen, taking place at the Hotel d’Angleterre on 26 October. Co-head of the London office, Smith joined AXA Rosenberg in 1998. Previously he has held a number of roles, including Europe deputy chief investment officer, director of […]
Norwegian manager Skagen has announced that its CEO Leif Ola Rød is acting CIO after Ole Søeberg amended his role to cease being CIO/portfolio manager and just focus on co-managing the Skagen Vekst portfolio together with Geir Tjetland. Søeberg joined as a portfolio manger in 2011 and added the CIO role in January 2015. Rød […]
Sciens Capital Management Group has appointed Farhang Mehregani (pictured) chief investment officer of Sciens Alternative Investments.
ClearBridge Advisors, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, has appointed Scott Glasser co-CIO of the investment management business.
Standish Mellon Asset Management Company, the fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon, has hired Raman Srivastava as co-deputy chief investment officer and managing director of global fixed income.
Pierre Pinel has left his role at BNP Paribas Asset Management to join Geneva-based Mirabaud Asset Management as CIO for balanced mandates and asset allocation funds. He will also be head strategist for private management.
As in 2011, asset managers expect politics to keep driving markets in 2012. They discuss how to handle this climate.