Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has bolstered its long-standing convertible bond franchise with the addition of two experienced professionals to the existing team.
Natalia Bucci joined the firm on 15 January 2020 as senior portfolio manager for Global Convertible Bonds, followed by Diego Festa as a senior credit analyst, who joined from Lombard Odier's High Yield Fixed Income team at the end of January. Both hires are based in London and report to Nathalia Barazal, head of Convertibles and Fixed Income at LOIM.
Bucci brings significant experience and has a distinguished track record of successfully managing global convertible bond portfolios for 15 years, most recently as head of convertible bonds and capital structure strategies at JP Morgan. She started her career in the Investment Strategy Group in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs.
Festa brings in-depth experience of credit analysis, security selection and risk mitigation to the team. He has more than 15 years of experience dedicated to credit, covering high yield from multiple perspectives, including buy-side, bond origination and as a rating analyst for Standard & Poor's. Diego joined Lombard Odier from the High Yield and Emerging Market bonds team at Standard Bank Group in 2017.