Last updated: 07:04 / Friday, 20 October 2017
According to Financial News

Who Are the European Rising Stars of Asset Management 2017?

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Who Are the European Rising Stars of Asset Management 2017?
  • 33 year old Felipe Villarroel, portfolio manager, TwentyFour Asset Management is the only Latin American
  • 27 year old, Matthew Yeates, quantitative investment manager, Seven Investment Management is the youngest on the list
  • Assenagon, is the only one company with two managers on the list, 35 year olds Daniel Danon and Tobias Knecht

The 25 men and women under the age of 40 standing out in the European investment industry, according to Financial News, includes a list of "talented individuals that are also the asset managers, consultants, strategists and client relationship specialists who have the opportunity to change the way the industry generates and distributes wealth in the years to come".

The winners of this year’s award were voted by a panel of Financial News editors and industry judges who assessed entrants on four criteria: investment criteria, strength, new developments and 'better than the rest', and are:

  • Maya Bhandari, portfolio manager, multi-asset, Columbia Threadneedle Investments (38)
  • Olivier Blin, head of systematic strategies, Unigestion (36)
  • Emma Cameron, partner and senior investment consultant, Hymans Robertson (37)  
  • Gunjan Chauhan, head of cash, Emea, State Street Global Advisors (35)
  • Joanna Crompton, portfolio manager, JPMorgan Asset Management (33)
  • Daniel Danon and Tobias Knecht, portfolio managers, Assenagon (35)
  • Gaetan Delculee, global head of ETF, indexing and smart beta sales, Amundi (32)
  • Louise Dudley, portfolio manager, Hermes Investment Management (32)
  • Dana Harlan, senior client strategist, transition management, BlackRock (32)
  • Joubeen Hurren, portfolio manager, Aviva Investors (28)
  • Christopher Inman, principal consultant and head of UK DC investment advisory, Aon Hewitt (34) 
  • Amy Jupe, executive director, alternative investments and manager selection group, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (34)
  • Wesley Lebeau, portfolio manager, CPR Asset Management (35) 
  • Howie Li, chief executive, Canvas — part of ETF Securities — (34) 
  • Garvan McCarthy, CIO for alternatives, Europe, Mercer (35)
  • Tom Morris, fund manager, Majedie Asset Management (30)
  • Joseph Mouawad, emerging markets analyst, Carmignac (33)
  • Andrew Mulliner, portfolio manager, Janus Henderson Investors (34)
  • Henning Potstada, portfolio manager and deputy head of the multi-asset total return unconstrained team, Deutsche Asset Management (37)  
  • Jean Sayegh, head of fixed income, Lyxor Asset Management (35)
  • Simon Smiles, chief investment officer for ultra high net worth, UBS Wealth Management (39)
  • Nicolas Trindade, senior portfolio manager, AXA Investment Management (34) 
  • Felipe Villarroel, portfolio manager, TwentyFour Asset Management (33)
  • Naomi Waistell, portfolio manager, emerging markets equities, Newton Investment Management (32)
  • Matthew Yeates, quantitative investment manager, Seven Investment Management (27)

According to the publication, "this year’s crop reflects the efforts of their firms to produce strong performance in order to attract investors and grow assets during a time of low yields and low interest rates."

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