Paris-based Emvest Partners has become the first independent financial research platform entirely dedicated to emerging markets towards French investors.
The company was launched in November 2016 by Guillaume Coutant, former head of Emerging Markets at financial consultant BBSP and ex-risk manager at Lombard Odier.
It aims at helping French asset managers, IFAs (CGPIs), family offices and group treasuries in their investment decisions regarding emerging markets and at optimising the diversification of their portfolios.
Emvest Partners’ methodology relies on a top down, cross asset and relative value approach that combines macro-economic and technical analysis of emerging markets, covering major asset classes (equity indices, sovereign rates and credit, swaps, currency,…)
The firm’s founder and CEO Guillaume Coutant said: “The French asset management industry is dynamic and the share of emerging markets investments in portfolios shows constant growth. Therefore it is natural to provide financial research services that are adapted and pertinent on emerging markets whose economic and financial influence becomes ever more significant.”