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Are unconstrained fixed income strategies the solution of the current low interest rate problem?

Tuesday, 21. January 2020, 16:00 - 16:45 UHR

Seminarraum III

English

Speaker(s): Ludovic Colin, Stéphane Decrauzat, Bastian Gries, Dr. Agim Xhaja

Presenter: Christian Trixl


What can the investor hope for from this strategy? What instruments are used in unconstrained fixed income strategies? How liquid is this asset class in a stress situation? What are the opportunities and risks of such strategies? Are unconstrained fixed income investments genuinely fixed income investments, or simply pure “alternative investments” (and not just from a BVG perspective)? 

Ludovic Colin

Ludovic Colin

Head Global Flexible Bonds, Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Director, Vontobel

Ludovic Colin joined Vontobel Asset Management in June 2015 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and foreign exchange and interest rates macro specialist. He is currently Head of the Global Flexible Bonds investment team.
Before joining Vontobel Asset Management, he was Cross Asset Macro Specialist at Goldman Sachs, London,  for six years, responsible for identifying macro themes. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2009, he was FX macro portfolio manager at Credit Agricole AM, London.
Ludovic holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Orleans, France, and a degree in Economics and Geopolitics from the University of Poitiers, France. 
 

Stéphane Decrauzat

Stéphane Decrauzat

Head Total Return Fixed Income, J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management

Over 20 years of experience in Fixed Income strategy and investment.

Joined Bank J. Safra Sarasin AM division in January 2016, as Head of Total Return Fixed Income. Previously, Stéphane has spent 8 years with RAM Active Investments in Geneva, where he managed Global Total Return bond funds. Earlier in his career, he held different positions within the Fixed Income business for Dynagest and Union Bancaire Privée (UBP).

He studied Economics and Finance at the University of Neuchâtel, with a special focus on interest rate risk management and behavioural finance.

Bastian Gries

Bastian Gries

CFA, Head of Investment Grade Credit, ODDO BHF AM

Since 2012    Head of Investment Grade Credit, ODDO BHF AM
2010-2012     Deputy Head of High Yield, Meriten Investment Management GmbH
2004-2010     European High Yield Fund Manager, WMAM KAG 
2000-2004     Communications Analyst, Mondus Ltd.
1997-2000     Trainee, Sparkasse der Homburgischen Gemeinden
 

Dr. Agim Xhaja

Dr. Agim Xhaja

BCV CIO Fixed Income

A member of the BCV team since 2006, Agim Xhaja is in charge of managing fixed income portfolios and the BCV International Bonds fund. He has more than 15 years of investment experience. His career began in 2001 with UBS, where he held various positions in the credit risk control and financial research divisions. Mr. Xhaja has a PhD in finance from the International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering (now the Swiss Financial Institute) and the University of Lausanne, a Masters in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a degree in mathematics from the University of Tirana.

Christian Trixl

Christian Trixl

Country Head, Amundi Suisse SA

Before Christian Trixl served as Country Head at Columbia Threadneedle and and Executive Director at Schroders Investment Management where Christian was serving clients across channels, product lines and regions. Christian Trixl started his career in the Financial Industry in 1986 as Corporate Finance Manager and Portfolio- / Advisory Manager Institutional portfolios.

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