OMGI strengthens UK team with triple hire

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Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has bolstered its UK equity and fixed income teams, the firm announced.

Joining the manager last 9 August has been Claudia Ho who has been appointed as UK equity analyst on the UK small- and mid-cap (SMID) team.

Reporting to head of the UK SMID team Dan Nickols, she is responsible for research into, and the production of, investment views on specific sectors and deep insights on companies.

Ho joins the firm from long/short boutique Pelham Capital, where he was an equity analyst.

The London fixed income desk of OMGI has been reinforced by the arrivals of Patty Cao as assistant portfolio manager and Przemyslaw Pietraszek as credit analyst.

Patty, who reports to OMGI’s emerging debt lead portfolio manager Delphine Arrighi, will analyse sovereign credit, provide trade recommendations on countries under coverage and assist with portfolio construction.

Formerly, she worked at CQS LLP as an emerging market analyst and Aberdeen Asset Management as research analyst with the fixed income division.

Pietraszek, reporting to Lloyd Harris, lead credit fund manager, will review individual investment grade and high-yield companies, and will develop investment ideas for implementation in fixed income portfolios.

Prior to joining OMGI, Przemyslaw served as associate analyst at Moody’s Investors Service and worked a couple of years as a portfolio management analyst at Kulczyk Holding, part of Kulczyk Investments group.

Richard Buxton, CEO of OMGI, commented: “This group of hires adds to our continued development of an investment-led, specialised asset management business that offers differentiated investment strategies. We understand the value our clients ascribe to genuine active management, so investing in talent to support our offering is key.”