ING Investment Management has confirmed the hire off Tarek Saber and Jasper van Ingen from Avoca Convertible Bond Partners LLP to add convertible bond investment capabilities.
Having joined in November, Saber and Jasper respectively fulfill the roles of investment team manager Convertible Bonds and senior portfolio manager Convertible Bonds, based in London. The two previously managed the Avoca Convertible Select Global Fund, which launched in April 2012.
Tarek Saber has more than 27 years of experiences in convertible bond markets. He joined Avoca in 2011 where he led the convertible bond business. Prior to joining Avoca, Saber was at ABP/APG, where he set up and managed the successful corporate opportunity strategy fund (COS fund), which consisted of investments in convertible bonds and equity linked instruments. Before this, he spent seventeen years in investment banking as global head of convertible bonds at HSBC Investment Bank and as head of European convertible bonds and global head of global depository receipts trading at Schroder Securities.
Jasper Van Ingen has more than 10 years of experience in convertible bond markets. Between 2004 and 2010, he was senior portfolio manager at APG’s COS Fund. Van Ingen played an important role in the development of the COS Fund. He was responsible for the day to day management of the fund in all aspects, ranging from fundamental analysis to trading and corporate restructuring. Before joining the COS Fund, Van Ingen worked as a portfolio manager at APG’s $5 billion Hedge Fund investment department in Amsterdam and New York.