- Cristina Jarrin is appointed Head of Convertible Bonds
- Ludovic Dufour joins the ranks of the team as Fund Manager
- New skills to adapt to a changing market
Ever since the launch of its first convertible bond fund in 1993, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has been constantly broadening its range.
A pioneer in this segment, the management company is one of Europe’s major long-standing players. With a view to building yet further upon its 25 years of core expertise, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management recently appointed Cristina Jarrin as Head of Convertible Bonds, from 1 August 2018.
A SEGMENT WITH NEW STRINGS TO ITS BOW
With a 20-year career in financial markets and an international profile, Cristina Jarrin joins us straight from her role as Deputy Director of Global Convertible Bonds at UBP. Based in Paris, she will report to Kris Deblander, Deputy CIO of Corporate Debts and Equities. The other members of the team are Alina Epifantseva, Thibaut Bailly and Ludovic Dufour, who joined last June.
Ludovic Dufour has 18 years’ experience in the sector, having previously been Senior Asset Allocation Fund Manager at Mandarine Gestion, and brings with him his asset allocation expertise, macroeconomic insight, portfolio building skills and an ability to implement derivative-based hedging and investment strategies.
The team covers all regions i.e. the USA, Europe, Japan and Emerging markets. It capitalises on the ability to collaborate closely with the other business lines. By taking advantage of extensive synergies with credit and equities managers, it is able to guarantee a complementary approach to asset analysis and selection.
The convertible bond segment forms part of the Corporate Debt division, which boasts 15 private bond experts. It has nearly €6.3 billion in assets under management, €1.4 billion of which is linked to convertible bonds compared to €370 million in 2008.