Lombard Odier Investment Managers further reinforces its commitment to Convertibles

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers further reinforces its commitment to Convertibles

Natalia Bucci and Diego Festa join the convertible bonds team

 

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) announces that it 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 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.

Natalia 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.  

Diego 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.

Nathalia Barazal comments: “The appointment of these two new senior team members underlines LOIM’s steadfast commitment to convertible bonds, dating back to 1987, and its position as an industry reference for investors in the asset class. Convertibles is at the heart of the firm and our client portfolios. This additional investment into a team recognized for its expertise and dedication highlights the importance and attractiveness of the asset class in an uncertain economic environment.”

 

About Lombard Odier IM

Lombard Odier Investment Managers is the asset management business of the Lombard Odier Group, which has been wholly owned and funded by its partners since its establishment in 1796.

Our independent structure and our partners’ involvement in the day-to-day management of the firm allows us to focus entirely on our clients’ needs, fostering trust and alignment of interest. Throughout our history, we have been rethinking the old and embracing the new in our efforts to help our clients achieve their objectives in a changing world.

We provide a range of investment solutions to a group of clients that are all long-term oriented in their many and diverse ways. Our heritage, and our combination of the best of conservatism and innovation, keeps us well-positioned to create lasting value for our clients. Our investment capabilities span Fixed Income, Convertible Bonds, Equities, Multi-Asset and Alternatives.

Sustainability is absolutely central to our investment philosophy; we believe it is the founding principle of economic outcomes, and will drive investment returns over the long term.

With more than 140 investment professionals, we are a global business with a network of 13 offices across Europe, Asia and North America and have assets under management of 54 billion CHF (as at 31 January 2020).

 

For more information: www.lombardodier.com

 

Contacts

Celeste Herriger
Head of PR, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Tel.: +44 20 3206 6167

 

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