Eaton Vance Management (International) has appointed a five-person global fixed-income team in Frankfurt, Germany. The team is led by Astrid Vogler, who was formerly employed by Oechsle International Advisors, a privately held investment manager.
The team joins Eaton Vance Management’s global income group, which is co-led by Michael Cirami, and Eric Stein. Vogler joins as vice president and lead portfolio manager of EVMI, reporting to Cirami and Stein. Roman Kostal joins as vice president and portfolio manager, reporting to Vogler. The team currently advises approximately $830m and will continue to be based in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Frankfurt global income team will continue to advise its legacy client mandates, which have been assumed by Eaton Vance.
“Establishing a branch office in Germany positions Eaton Vance to better address client needs globally and enhances the service levels we can provide clients across Europe,” said Thomas Body, business development director for Germany and Austria at EVMI. “Vogler and her team share a common investment philosophy with the Eaton Vance Global Income group and will benefit from access to the group’s world-class 24-hour trading capability, further positioning us for investment success and future growth.”
Prior to joining Eaton Vance, Vogler was principal and head of Fixed Income at Oechsle for 27 years. Before joining Oechsle, she was a vice president at ABD International Management Corporation, a subsidiary of Dresdner Bank. She began her investment career more than 30 years ago at Dresdner Bank, initially serving as an investment advisor to private clients.
Kostal was a principal and fixed income portfolio manager and research analyst at Oechsle for 17 years. He previously served as a portfolio manager and analyst on the global fixed-income team for Deutsche Asset Management in Frankfurt. He has more than 20 years of investment experience, beginning his career at Nicholas Stark Bank in Regensburg, Germany.