SYZ Asset Management, institutional arm of SYZ Group,has established its total return strategies team under the leadership of chief economist Adrien Pichoud, who now takes the role of head of total return strategies.
The team will incorporate and enhance SYZ AM's multi-asset, fixed income and equity premia portfolio range, leveraging on existing investment expertise and capabilities.
The investment philosophy of flexible asset allocation, disciplined risk management and liquidity remains at the heart of the proposition, while the combined expertise of the multi-asset, fixed income and global equity teams will benefit total return strategies.
The new team will also be supported by quantitative analysis insights across asset classes from the quantitative solutions team, headed by Benoît Vaucher.
Under the new structure, Pichoud, who has been a senior member of the multi-asset team since 2015, is responsible for the investment strategy. Maurice Harari will oversee equity allocation with the support of the global equity team for security selection; credit selection will be performed by the credit team led by Antonio Ruggeri and Christophe Buttigieg will oversee the emerging market debt exposure.