French asset manager Athymis Gestion has announced the hires of funds of funds specialist Claire Bruhin, InvestmentEurope revealed last March, and of portfolio manager Guillaume Gandrille.
A former fund analyst at CNP Assurances, Bruhin will be in charge of asset allocation and fund selection. She will co-manage the firm’s funds of funds Athymis Patrimoine and Athymis Global.
Joining from Financière Responsable and Associés en Finance where he worked as a portfolio manager and analyst, Gandrille will act as lead fund manager of Athymis Better Life, which picks stocks of companies contributing to build a better world.
Gandrille will also be responsible for Athymis Gestion’s socially responsible investing policy.
Both will report to Arnaud Chesnay, head of Fund Management and partner at Athymis Gestion.
Commenting on the appointments, Stéphane Toullieux, CEO of Athymis Gestion, said: “At Athymis Gestion, we want to build a new model that emphasises on innovation and excellence at the service of our clients. Claire Bruhin and Guillaume Gandrille are enthusiastic millennial portfolio managers with both solid expertise and excellent academic background. They will contribute to the success of our thematic funds Athymis Millennial and Athymis Better Life and our range of funds of funds.”
Thematics Asset Management was launched earlier in 2019 as an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, to target the growing opportunities linked to secular growth drivers linked to themes such as safety, water, and artificial intelligence and robotics....