Damien joined Finisterre in September 2015 as a Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer for the Total Return Strategy. Prior to joining Finisterre, he was the Global Head for Emerging Markets Fixed Income at AXA Investment Managers from 2010 to 2015, overseeing $7bn in EM FI assets and leading the EM team located in Paris, London and Hong Kong. From 2007 to 2010, Damien was Head of Sovereign & Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading at Dexia Credit Local in Paris, where he was responsible for two 3bn EUR relative value trading books, in EM hard and local currency assets. Damien was Portfolio Manager and Head of Emerging Markets at CCR Gestion, Commerzbank Group in Paris from 2005 to 2007. From 1996 to 2005, Damien was a Senior Fund Manager, Deputy Head of Alternative EM Funds at Barep Asset Management in Paris, the alternative asset manager of Societe Generale. He started his career in Hong Kong as an Asian Equity Fund Manager at Euro Pacific Advisers Ltd from 1993 to 1996, and a Financial Analyst, China Desk at Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch from 1992 to 1993. Damien graduated from EDHEC School of Business Administration in Lille, France (1991) and is also a CFA charterholder.