Swiss asset manager Vontobel has appointed Ludovic Colin to head its newly created Global Fixed Income team, which will be part of the group’s Zurich-based Fixed Income boutique.
In his new role, Colin will be responsible for overseeing the team responsible for the management of the Vontobel Fund – Bond Global Aggregate and Vontobel Fund – Absolute Return Bond.
He will take over as lead portfolio manager of the Absolute Return Bond strategies, with Jack Loudoun as deputy portfolio manager. The Vontobel Bond – Global Aggregate will continue to be managed by Hervé Hanoune with Ludovic Colin as deputy portfolio manager.
The creation of Vontobel’s new Fixed Income team is driven by an increase of fixed income assets to CHF25bn (€22.88bn), partly as a result of its acquisition of TwentyFour Asset Management.
“The new team will further broaden our well established flexible fixed-income capabilities, providing our clients with both total and absolute return offering”, comments Hervé Hanoune, head of Fixed Income at Vontobel Asset Management.