Following the announcement of the acquisition of SYZ Asset Management (Luxembourg) and the integration of the OYSTER fund range into its international distribution platform at the beginning of February,iM Global Partner has announced the appointment of Philippe Uzan as deputy CEO and CIO Asset Management. He will be in charge of managing the iM Global Partner fund platform and in particular the Oyster fund range.
Based in Paris, Uzan will be in charge of the management of the Luxembourg Sicav fund range - representing €2bn in assets under management - and will be responsible for the selection and monitoring of the strategies chosen by iM Global Partner to sub-delegate the financial management of its funds.
Uzan has over 25 years of experience, primarily in asset management. He joins iM Global Partner after more than 11 years at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management in key positions: chief investment officer and member of the Executive Committee. He previously held various operational positions in other prestigious asset management companies such as Natixis Asset Management and AGF (Allianz Group). Uzan began his career as an equity derivatives trader at Société Générale.
Philippe Couvrecelle, Founder and CEO of iM Global Partner, commented: "Uzan's in-depth knowledge of asset management will be key to the development of our distribution platform. His next projects will focus on the evolution of the Oyster range, and in particular, the development of new products for customers. His skills are also vital as iM Global Partner explores the prospect of a future US fund range acquisition."
Uzan will join the Executive Board of iM Global Partner, along with Philippe Couvrecelle, founder and CEO, Jean Maunoury, deputy CEO and CIO in charge of Investments, Jeff Seeley, deputy CEO and head of US Distribution, José Castellano, deputy CEO and head of International Distribution.