Federal Finance Gestion, a branch of French banking and insurance group Credit Mutuel Arkea, has announced the appointment of Léovic Lecluze as head of Pan-Asian equities.
Lecluze has a 17-year expertise in Asian, Japanese and EM equities. He will be managing the new fund launched by the firm, Federal Conviction Grande Asie.
This vehicle will be covering three Asian zones : developed Asia (Hong Kong, Singapour), emerging Asia (China, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand) and Japan.
The fund will invest in quality growth securities of mid and large cap. It will combine bottom-up and top down approaches.
Before joining Federal Finance Gestion, he launched and managed a long short investment fund, Koonsao Global Macro Strategies, focusing on Asia, Japan, Global emerging markets and committed to NGOs as well as corporate philanthropy during one year.
Capital gains were used to finance 10 humanitarian projects in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Benin, Tanzania, Senegal, Madagascar, Ecuador.
He also worked for Citigroup Global Markets as specialist equity research sales director and for HSBC AM as Japanese and global equities fund manager.
Founded in 1980, Federal Finance Gestion has over €42bn of assets under management.