EUROPE - Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has announced the appointment of four new senior members to its fixed income team.
Heather DeGarmo has joined BGI as the portfolio manager for the European long/short credit fund. DeGarmo, who was previously with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, will now be working with models and credit analysts to identify investment opportunities in the European crossover and high yield markets.
John Maskell is the new head of interest rates strategies. Prior to BGI, John worked for Barclays Capital where he was Head of European Rates Strategy.
Allan Lane has joined BGI as the European head of the fixed income investment technology & analytics team. Lane is responsible for building the next generation of a trading platform that will be used to identify relative value and trading opportunities within interest rate and credit derivatives.
Sebastien Guglietta has joined as a senior portfolio manager, responsible for interest rate and volatility strategies. Prior to joining BGI, Sebastien worked for BAREP Asset Management as head of a quantitative arbitrage hedge fund.
The expansion will support both BGI’s existing active strategies and the development of new long/short fixed income products to meet the increasing demand from institutional investors for hedge funds, BGI said in a statement.
Commenting on the new appointments, Peter Knez, global head of fixed income, said: “With the largest index operation in the world, and an existing hedge fund business that is a global leader in institutional assets, BGI is uniquely positioned to meet investors’ increasingly complex fixed income needs. Better still, investors who know BGI, will see in our evolving fixed income capability our continued emphasis on scientific investing and leveraging top investment talent through the application of quantitative investment technology and analytics”.
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