As of 1 September, Ludovic Colin has been appointed Head of Global Flexible Investment team at Vontobel Asset Management’s Fixed Income boutique. The newly created team will be responsible for the management of the Vontobel Fund - Bond Global Aggregate and Vontobel Fund - Absolute Return Bond.
Ludovic Colin will take over as lead Portfolio Manager of the Absolute Return Bond strategies, with Jack Loudoun as deputy Portfolio Manager. Ludovic Colin joined Vontobel Asset Management in 2015 as senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to that, he was a Cross Asset Macro Specialist at Goldman Sachs and Portfolio Manager at Amundi in London. Jack Loudoun, who joined Vontobel Asset Management in 2015 as Portfolio Manager for the Absolute Return Bond strategies, has a long track record in managing absolute return bond strategies going back to 2002, mainly working for Invesco and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Throughout his career, Jack has been responsible for global rates, credit and macro strategies.
"The new team will further broaden our well established flexible fixed-income capabilities, providing our clients with both total and absolute return offering", said Hervé Hanoune, Head of Fixed Income at Vontobel Asset Management.
Vontobel's Zurich-based Fixed Income boutique was established in 1988 and focuses on four actively managed product lines: Global & Swiss Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Emerging Markets Bonds and Global Flexible Bonds. The boutique is comprised of 24 investment professionals with an average of 15 years of investment experience. Vontobel’s bond experts share the belief that fundamental research, independent thinking and active portfolio management are the key to consistent outperformance.
During recent years, Vontobel has seen the assets under management of its fixed-income offering grow to CHF 25 billion. Besides the acquisition of TwentyFour Asset Management, one of the key drivers of this growth has been the inflows into the Flexible Bond funds of Vontobel Asset Management’s Zurich based Fixed Income boutique.